The Pearl - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Kino and Juana with Coyotito in her arms walk out of the village, avoiding the houses at the center of town, where they would certainly be noticed. They slip through the edge of town and looking at the stars Kino finds the sand road north, to Loreto, sanctuary to the Miraculous Virgin. The wind is blowing hard and Kino is happy to realize that no footsteps will be found in the morning. They go fast and in silence, Juana a few steps behind, running to keep the pace, Kino guided by the ancient knowledge of his people to overcome his fear of darkness. When the moon appears, the wind dies, and they follow the tracks of a cart, so that the first vehicle in the morning would cover their tracks. They walk all night, the bad spirits of the night and the sounds of animals around them...

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