The Scarlet Letter

After Hester tries to join Pearl in the sun, about whom does Pearl ask Hester?

chapters 16-18

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Pearl asks her mother to tell her a story about the Black Man, who is said to haunt the forest. The Black Man is a myth about the devil, and the story says that he carries a large book and pen with which people write their names in blood. The Black Man then puts his mark on the person.