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The Pearl Ch. 2. Reading 7 Ramirez. “Although the morning was young, the hazy mirage was up. “The uncertain air that magnified some things and blotted out others hung over the whole Gulf so that all sights were unreal and vision could not be trusted.

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The pearl ch 2

The Pearl Ch. 2

Reading 7 Ramirez



“The uncertain air that magnified some things and blotted out others hung over the whole Gulf so that all sights were unreal and vision could not be trusted.




“It was at once property and source of food, for a man with a boat can guarantee a woman that she will eat something.”


“poultice: a soft wet substance that you put on an injury or painful part of someone's body” (Macmillan Dictionary)


“… or painful part of someone's body” (Macmillan Dictionary) as good a remedy as any and probably better than the doctor could have done. But the remedy lacked his authority because it was simple and didn't cost anything.”


“She had not prayed directly for the recovery of the baby - she had prayed that they might find a pearl with which to hire the doctor to cure the baby, for the minds of people are as unsubstantial as the mirage of the Gulf.”


You must be very tactful with god or the gods
“You must be very tactful with God or the gods.” - she had prayed that they might find a pearl with which to hire the doctor to cure the baby,


Oyster beds
Oyster Beds - she had prayed that they might find a pearl with which to hire the doctor to cure the baby,


Pearl divers
Pearl Divers - she had prayed that they might find a pearl with which to hire the doctor to cure the baby,


He saw a very large oyster lying by itself not covered with its clinging brothers
“…he saw a very large oyster lying by itself, not covered with its clinging brothers.”


There it lay the great pearl perfect as the moon
“…there it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” covered with its clinging brothers.”


Seagull egg
Seagull Egg covered with its clinging brothers.”


“He picked the pearl from the dying flesh and held it in his palm, and he turned it over and saw that its curve was perfect. Juana came near to stare at it in his hand, and it was the hand he had smashed against the doctor's gate, and the torn flesh of the knuckles was turned grayish white by the sea water.

“Instinctively Juana went to Coyotito where he lay on his father's blanket. She lifted the poultice of seaweed and looked at the shoulder. ‘Kino,’ she cried shrilly. He looked past his pearl, and he saw that the swelling was going out of the baby's shoulder, the poison was receding from its body.”



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