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Quote #25

The wind is our friend, anyway, he thought. Then he added, sometimes. And the great sea with our friends and our enemies. And bed, he thought. Bed is my friend. Just bed, he thought. Bed will be a great thing. It is easy when you are beaten, he thought. I never knew how easy it was. And what beat you, he thought. (4.171)

The old man sees no difference between a "friend" and an "enemy," because both arise from and command respect.

Quote #26

"No," the boy said. "Tell them not to bother Santiago. I’ll be back."

"Tell him how sorry I am."

"Thanks," the boy said. (5.15-5.17)

The boy makes clear to others his friendship with and love for Santiago.

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