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The Pearl

The Pearl


by John Steinbeck

The Pearl The Supernatural Quotes

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Quote #4

The neighbors looked at the pearl in Kino's hand and they wondered how such luck could come to any man. (3.7)

The natives of La Paz—just like Kino and Juana—attribute the finding of the pearl to luck. They don’t try to justify the event.

Quote #5

The news of the baby's illness traveled quickly among the brush houses, for sickness is second only to hunger as the enemy of poor people. And some said softly, "Luck, you see, brings bitter friends." And they nodded and got up to go to Kino's house. (3.53)

And yet they do try to explain and justify the causes for bad luck. Interesting.

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