from the book the pearl by john steinbeck chapter 4
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"No," he said. "I will fight this thing. I will win over it. We will
have our chance." His fist pounded the sleeping mat. "No one shall take
our good fortune from us," he said. His eyes softened then and he
raised a gentle hand to Juana's shoulder. "Believe me," he said. "I am
a man." And his face grew crafty.