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6 edition of The book of the pearl found in the catalog.

The book of the pearl

the history, art, science, and industry of the queen of gems

by George F. Kunz

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Published by Dover Publications in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pearls.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeorge Frederick Kunz and Charles Hugh Stevenson.
    ContributionsStevenson, Charles Hugh, b. 1869.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK7680 .K8 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 548 p. [49] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages548
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1395047M
    ISBN 100486277453
    LC Control Number93002343

    The dealers are employed to make it appear as though the prices offered are competitive when, in fact, they are kept very low, and the natives are cheated. Kino heard the creak of the rope when Juana took Coyotito out of his hanging box and cleaned him and hammocked him in her shawl in a loop that placed him close to her breast. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito leave their village and head toward Loreto. As Kino is collecting oysters on the ocean bottom, he spots a larger-than-usual oyster, collects it, and returns to the canoe.

    That night, a thief attempts to break into Kino's hut, but Kino drives him away. They heighten the difference between what Kino wants from the pearl and what it actually brings. Juana warns Kino that the pearl will destroy them, but Kino insists that the pearl is their one chance for a better life, and that tomorrow they will sell it. Kino awakened in the near dark.

    Following the Communist Revolution inBuck was repeatedly refused all attempts to return to her beloved China and therefore was compelled to remain in the United States for the rest of her life. Juana and Kino, accompanied by their neighbors, go to see the local doctor, who refuses to treat Coyotito because Kino cannot pay. Kino and Juana escape into the mountains, where Juana and Coyotito hide in the cave while Kino, taking his clothes off so that no one will see his white clothing. However, he discovers soon afterwards that Coyotito is dead; the random shot that the trackers had fired had hit and killed the child.


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The book of the pearl book

As it builds each layer of the intricate plot, the book itself becomes part of the magic. But Kino was in motion. Kino and Juana froze in their positions. Juana warns Kino that the pearl will destroy them, but Kino insists that the pearl is their one chance for a better life, and that tomorrow they will sell it.

The two approach the gulf, and Kino, who now sees the image of Coyotito with his head blown off in the pearl, throws it into the ocean. As it builds each layer of the intricate plot, the book itself becomes part of the magic.

She put Coyotito back in his hanging box and then she combed her black hair and braided it in two braids and tied the ends with thin green ribbon.

Juana finds the pearl on the path, and the couple decides they must leave, even though the killing was in self-defense, as they will not get a fair hearing. In a confused battle involving elements of Chiang Kai-shek 's Nationalist troops, Communist forces, and assorted warlords, several Westerners were murdered.

Later that day late in the afternoon, Kino and Juana walk side by side into town, with Juana carrying a bundle that contains the dead Coyotito. The pictures were religious, even the large tinted photograph of his dead wife, who, if Masses willed and paid for out of her own estate could do it, was in Heaven.

Kino goes to work diving in the Gulf for oysters from his canoe; Juana tends to Coyotito in the canoe by applying brown seaweed to his shoulder, which is swollen from the scorpion's bite.

Later, Kino also demonstrates devotion to his family by not selling to the pearl dealer. It was a tiny movement that drew their eyes to the hanging box. Kino watches as Coyotito sleeps, but sees a scorpion crawl down the rope that holds the hanging box where Coyotito lies.

The doctor also visits, and although Coyotito seems to be healing, the doctor insists that Coyotito still faces danger and treats him. However, Kino vows that he will not be cheated, for he is a man.

Kino heard the little splash of morning waves on the beach. He perseveres to keep the pearl but, in the end, it was not worth keeping Characters[ edit ] Kino is the protagonistand begins as a hard-working pearl diver.

He says a scorpion stung it. The story is luminous, with a plot that delicately weaves multiple worlds across multiple time periods into a seamless whole. They force Kino to fight and kill to defend himself and his family and keep the pearl his own.

The Pearl Notes

The trackers arrive at the spring and make camp for the night. His body glided quietly across the room, noiselessly and smoothly. Once this decision is made, Nelson does a remarkable job of highlighting the many blunders and missed opportunities the American military had in Hawaii to be better prepared for the attack.

He looked down in wonder at his split knuckles and at the blood that flowed down between his fingers.

She is a loving woman who cares for her husband and son.Greed is a strong sensation which can distort a person’s personality, or reveal the truth about who they really are. This is portrayed in John Steinbeck‘s The Pearl, through the acts of Kino and the doctor.

In the novel, simple townspeople, Kino and Juana, come across a large pearl. The “First Day” of the Pacific War. Beyond Pearl Harbor consists of an introduction, prologue, and ten essays by scholars from six nations on four continents, which examine the reactions and interpretations of the series of Japanese attacks across the Pacific on December 7 th and 8 th offrom several perspectives – American of course (with its narrow focus on the Japanese “sneak.

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