His house is very simple with a bed, table, and chair on a dirt floor. The next morning, Manolin finds Santiago in his hut and cries over the old man's injuries. Santiago tells Manolin that tomorrow he will go out far in the Gulf to fish.
When he returns, he wishes the old man luck, and Santiago goes out to sea.
The marlin nibbles around the hook for some time, refusing to take the bait fully. Pedrico is given the head of the fish, and the other fishermen tell Manolin to tell the old man how sorry they are.
He admits, "I shouldn't have gone out so far, fish He realizes that the marlin could destroy the boat if he wanted to and says, "