"Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton."
"He lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees."
"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."
"The strange thing was, he said, how they screamed every night at midnight."
"Manuel Garcia climbed the stairs to Don Miguel Retana's office. (THE UNDEFEATED)."
"Then there was the bad weather."
"In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains."