“But she named the baby ‘Pearl. ’ as being of great price- purchased with all she had- her mother’s merely pleasure. ” Ah. but let her cover the grade as she will. the stab of it will be ever in her bosom. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter. Chapter II “The Market-Place” “the vermilion missive had the consequence of the cross on a nun’s bosom. It imparted to the wearer a sort of sacredness which enabled her to walk firmly amid all hazard. ” “he will be known. ” Chapter 3
There was a fire in her [ Pearl ] and throughout her ; she seemed the unpremeditated outgrowth of a passionate minute. ” Chapter 7 “Trusting no adult male as his friend. he could non acknowledge his enemy when the latter really appeared. ” Chapter 10 “Come off. female parent! Come off. or yonder old Black Man will catch you! He hath got clasp of the curate already. Come off. female parent. or he will catch you! But he can non catch small Pearl! ” Chapter 10 “Come up here. Hester. 1000 and small Pearl… . Ye have both been here earlier. but I was non with you.
Come up hither one time once more. and we will stand all three together! ” Chapter 12 “ [ M ] any people refused to construe the vermilion A by its original meaning. They said that it meant Able ; so strong was Hester Prynne. with a woman’s strength. ” Chapter 13 “The freshness. which they had merely earlier beheld firing on his cheek. was extinguished. like a fire that sinks down hopelessly among the late-decaying coals. It seemed barely the face of a adult male alive. with such a deathlike chromaticity ; it was barely a adult male with life in him that tottered on his way so coolly. yet tottered. and did non fall! ” Chapter 23