Sport: Old Man of the Sea

A spanking line squall worked its way along the Florida Keys and its backlash sent a wet wind whistling into the Key Largo bedroom of Captain Tom Gifford. The stocky man in the double bed rolled over and mumbled: "Southeast wind—that means the tuna are at Cat Cay." More concerned with her own comfort, Mrs. Esther Gifford got out of bed and closed the window. "Damn that man," she grumbled. "He can't stop fishing even in his sleep."

Tom Gifford has spent 40 years fighting with fish and the men who want to catch...

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