What preparations does the old man make for fishing in The Old Man and the Sea?

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In the copy of the book that I have, this stuff is on page 26.

The boy, Manolin, and the old man, Santiago, are getting ready for the old man to go fishing.  The boy picks up rolls of line along with a harpoon and a gaff.   The old man takes his mast with the sail rolled around it.  Then they get themselves some coffee from a stand that caters to fishermen in the early morning.

The Manolin goes and gets bait for the old man.  He gets sardines and "fresh baits."  Finally, he helps the old man get his boat in the water and wishes him luck.

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