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  • Brooding Gloom
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    sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness. The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into a mournful gloom, brooding motionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth. The Director of Compani...
  • Pearl Back
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    The Pearl: Prequel It was a dark and stormy night... no that's not it. It was a beautiful sunny day... not it either. Could it be uh... On that rainy day when the sea would not quit, the sky growled and men shuttered in their huts. That " sit!! Well now that I seem to temporarily regained my memory Ill tell you the story of that horrible season of the oyster conference. What's that you don't know what the oyster conference is! You see it is a time when the oysters of the world gather together in...
  • Pearl Back Into The Sea
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    John Steinbeck's The Pearl tells the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver who lives in Mexico with his wife, Juana and his baby boy, Coyotito. One day Kino finds a huge pearl worth a great deal of money. Kino dreams of being rich and buying all that he wants after he sells the pearl. The one thing that Kino doesn't realize is that there are many people who will do anything to steal the pearl from him. No one ever suspects the pearl's power to deceive, corrupt, and destroy. Hence, The Pearl depicts ...
  • Red Rock In The Sea
    490 words
    Imagery? ... the white face bone and that the pig's skull grinned at him... the skull that gleamed as white as ever the conch had done and seemed to jeer at him cynically. An inquisitive was busy in one of the eye sockets... ?? He rubbed his cheek along his forearm smelling the acrid scent of salt and sweat and the staleness of dirt.?? There came again that high, bird-like cry that swept along the line... ?? ... curious trickling sound and then a louder crepitation as if someone were unwrapping ...
  • Of Stevenson's Early Inspirations Date Back
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    James Hoffa Eng. 113 sec. 03 T-Tr 8 am 3-22-01 Research Paper Robert Louis Stevenson was once criticized shortly after his death, by Frank Swinnerton as being out of fashion and questioned his literary greatness because of his vast changes in taste and style. Not since the assumption of the Earth to be flat has such a statement been false. Stevenson has taken our imaginations to far off lands where swashbucklers and adventurers live just as they did centuries ago. Stricken by illness for the gre...

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