The Pearl

the poison of the scorpion infected coyotito in the first chapter, but another kind of poison now infects the town. how would you dscribe what is actually in the town

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It is the poison of greed and envy that affects the town. These are poisons too. The Pearl breaks the natural relationships of people and how they view each other. Everybody wants a piece of Kino's good fortune. The power of the pearl infects the town with rumour and innuendo.