The Question and Answer section for The Old Man and the Sea is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
His house is a very simple shack with a bed, table, and chair on a dirt floor. There are also religious pictures and a tinted photograph on the wall, relics of his wife. The picture that used to hang on the wall of Santiago's wife had been taken...
Salao comes from the Spanish word salado, meaning salty. Salao is used in the context of a fisherman being unlucky. This refers to Santiago not catching any fish and Manolin's parents refusing to let Manolin fish with the old man.
He was called, El Campeon.