book: the pearl
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"The stars still shone and the day had drawn only a pale wash of light in the lower sky to the east."
"Behind him Juana's fire leaped into flame and threw spears of
light through the chinks of the brush-house wall and threw a wavering
square of light out the door. A late moth blustered in to find the
"The dawn came quickly now, a wash, a glow, a lightness, and then an
explosion of fire as the sun arose out of the Gulf."
"As he came through the door Juana stood up from the glowing fire pit."
"The sun was warming the brush house, breaking through its crevices in
"The glaring sun threw the bunched shadows of the people blackly on the white wall."
The Pearl/ Chapter 1