The Pearl

give examples to show people around kino react to the news about the pearl. who are they and what do they say and think?

chapter 3, p. 24

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Before Kino and Juana and the other fishers had come to Kino's brush
house, the nerves of the town were pulsing and vibrating with the news-
It came to the priest walking in his garden, and it
put a thoughtful look in his eyes and a memory of certain repairs
necessary to the church. He wondered what the pearl would be worth.

The news came to the doctor where he sat with a woman whose illness was
age, though neither she nor the doctor would admit it. And when it was
made plain who Kino was, the doctor grew stern and judicious at the
same time. "He is a client of mine," the doctor said. "I am treating
his child for a scorpion sting."
Every man suddenly became related to Kino's pearlarl, and Kino's pearl went into the dreams, the speculations, the schemes, the plans, the futures, the wishes, the needs, the lusts, the hungers, of everyone, and only one person stood in the way and that was Kino, so that he became curiously every man's enemy. The news stirred up something infinitely black and evil in the town; the black
distillate was like the scorpion, or like hunger in the smell of food, or like loneliness when love is withheld. The poison sacs of the town began to manufacture venom, and the town swelled and puffed with the
pressure of it.


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