the old man and the sea
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Santiago wishes the fish would "eat" more of the hook..... he wished the hook to kill the fish. Santiago wishes the kill to be an easy one.
Eat it so that the point of the hook goes into your heart and kills you, he thought. Come up easy and let me put the harpoon into you. All right. Are you ready? Have you been long enough at table?
The Old Man and the Sea