The Pearl´s Point of View: A Ficticious Story Adapted from John Steinbeck´s The Pearl

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Chapter One: Sitting in the same same oyster, the oyster I was in since birth. The oyster opens and closes time and time again, giving me only quick glimpses of the outside world. Time goes on... Nothing happens. No one has discovered me yet. I wait and wait to spread my evil. Schools of fish shimmer by, and seaweed floats above me. Nothing happens. Rays of light sparkle through the water. A mighty wave pushes me closer to the sea. Chapter 2: Suddenly, the ray of light is covered by a familiar boat. A gray rock splashes in the water and soon a man slowly floats carrying a basket. I begin to sing my song and the man immediately spots me. He wretches my oyster and brings us along on the rest on his hunt in his basket. Eventually, he brings us onto the boat, I see a woman and her sickly baby. The man takes his time opening me, opening the others before me. I’m shaking in excitement to be able to spread my evil. Finally, my oyster is open and I finally send my wrath upon someone. The second my oyster is discarded, all signs of illness recede from the baby.The women speaks to the man, bot...

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