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Apprehensive- having awareness or knowledge of something
Benign- showing kindness and gentleness
Collusion- secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose Countenance- calm expression
Divert- to turn from one course or use to another
Glimmer- to appear indistinctly with a faintly luminous quality Goad- something that urges or stimulates into action
Immune- marked by protection
Lament- to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for often demonstratively Monotonous-uttered or sounded in one unvarying tone: dull
Getting it Straight-Answer all of these questions. Complete sentences Chapter 4
1. In the description of the pearl buyers, what do we find out about the market in Kino's village? The market is fixed. The buyers get together and set prices to cheat the village men. 2. What happened when Kino went to sell his pearl?

The pearl buyer told him it was a curiosity, not a valuable pearl. He offered Kino 1,000 pesos. When Kino disagreed, three other buyers were brought in; each one said it was of little value. It is made obvious to the reader that the buyers had arranged their prices earlier. Kino says he will go to the capitol instead of dealing with these buyers. 3. Juan Tomas says to Kino, "You have defied not the pearl buyers, but the whole structure, the whole way of life. I am afraid for you." What does he mean? No one of the village men had ever gone against the buyers. No one had "taken on city hall," so-to-speak. It was not Kino's place to try to do better. He was just a lowly village man; that was his station in life. Now, he was trying to improve his station and would have to have a major conflict in order to do so. Juan Tomas thinks this goes against the laws of nature and that bad things happen when you go against the laws of nature. As I heard it put once, "Little fish don't eat big fish." 4. Again at the end of the chapter, Juana wants to throw away the pearl because it is evil. What evil thing...
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