The Pearl

3. What was one thing the pearl buyers were reluctant to do?

Book: the pearl, author: John Steinbeck

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The pearl buyers were reluctant to offer to low a price for the pearls the fishermen brought to sell. They were afraid the fishermen would give their pearls to the church.

"But there was a price below which they dared not go, for it had happened that a fisherman in despair had given his pearls to the church."


The Pearl/ Chapter 3