The Pearl

How do kino and his neighbors feel about the doctor?

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The people do not believe the dcotor will come and help, as he never came to the brush houses to care for the sick. He only visited the rich. 


"Juana wants the doctor." A wonderful thing, a memorable thing, to want the doctor. To get him would be a remarkable thing. The doctor never came to the cluster of brush houses. Why should he, when he had more than he could do to take care of the rich people who lived in the stone and plaster houses of the town. 

"He would not come," the people in the yard said. 

"He would not come," the people in the door said, and the thought got 
into Kino. 

"The doctor would not come," Kino said to Juana. 



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