The Pearl

The pearl

Explain this quote from the text. "But let one man step out of the regular thought or the known and trusted pattern, and the nerves of the townspeople ring with nervousness and communication travels over the nerve lines of the town."

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The entire town shared in Kino and Juana's excitement over the pearl. Kino's good fortune becomes part of the town's mythology. Everyone is interested in what happens to the pearl.