The Pearl

The pearl chapter 2

As kino collects the oysters, a song runs through his mind. How is his song like the pearl and oyster themselves?

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Kino dives for pearl oysters, where he thinks of the Song of the Pearl That Might Be and the Song of the Undersea.

But in the song there was a secret little inner song, hardly perceptible, but always there, sweet and secret and clinging, almost hiding in the counter-melody, and this was the Song of the Pearl That Might Be, for every shell thrown in the basket might contain a pearl. Chance was against it, but luck and the gods might be for it.


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