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Jan 24, 2019 22:14:47

Passage From 'The Pearl' by Steinbeck

by @gabrielgreco PATRON | 224 words | 🐣 | 100💌

Gabriel Greco

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A town is a thing like a colonial animal. A town has a nervous system and a head and shoulders and feet. A town is a thing separate from all other towns, so that there are no two towns alike. And a town has a whole emotion. How news travels through a town is a mystery not easily to be solved. News seems to move faster than small boys can scramble and dart to tell it, faster than women can call it over the fences. 

Before Kino and Juana and the other fishers had come to Kino's brush house, the nerves of the town were pulsing and vibrating with the news - Kino had found the Pearl of the World. Before panting little boys could strangle out the words, their mothers knew it. The news swept on past the brush houses, and it washed in a foaming wave into the town of stone and plaster. It came to the priest walking in his garden, and it was a thoughtful look in his eyes and a memory of certain repairs necessary to the church. He wondered what the pearl would be worth. And he wondered whether he had baptized Kino's baby, or married him for that matter. The news came to the shopkeepers, and they looked at men's clothes that had not sold so well.

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    @gabrielgreco "It's always nice to celebrate somebody's accomplishments" made me actually LOL

    Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Jan 25, 2019 04:21:58
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    Cute story. I see you're studying writing by your sprinkling of adverbs and adjectives.

    Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Jan 24, 2019 17:17:49
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      @RealNegotiator Not bad huh, had to keep those adverbs at a minimum ;) Hope I'll always be studying writing.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 25, 2019 08:51:23
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