The Pearl

Close Relationship between Kino and Juana

What from the text shows that Kino and Juana have a close relationship in Chapter 1

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"And last he turned his head to Juana, his wife, who lay beside him on the mat, her blue head shawl over her nose and over her breasts and around the small of her back. Juana's eyes were open too. Kino could never remember seeing them closed when he awakened. Her dark eyes
made little reflected stars. She was looking at him as she was always looking at him when he awakened."

"In Kino's head there was a song now, clear and soft, and if he had been able to speak of it, he would have called it the Song of the Family."

"Kino heard the creak of the rope when Juana took Coyotito out of his hanging box and cleaned him and hammocked him in her shawl in a loop
that placed him close to her breast. Kino could see these things without looking at them. Juana sang softly an ancient song that had only three notes and yet endless variety of interval. And this was part of the family song too. It was all part. Sometimes it rose to an aching chord that caught the throat, saying this is safety, this is warmth, this is the Whole."


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