The Pearl - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Before sunset, the moon rises and Kino opens his eyes in the dark. To the light of the moon, he sees Juana get up from his side, the pearl from its hiding place and silently leave the hut. The rage fills him and he silently follows her to the beach, He catches her by the water, in the precise moment when she raises her arm to throw the pearl into the water. He gets it from her, hits her in the face and when she falls, kicks her on the side. She looks at him sheepishly, without resisting or protesting and his rage extinguishes and is replaced by loathing.

Kino turns back up the beach and through the line of hedges and senses the attack. He stabs a dark image with the knife, falls and feels frenetic fingers search his clothes. The pearl he let go in...

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