"For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have."
John Steinbeck's novella The Pearl (paperback by Puffin Books) tells the story of Kino, a Mexican pearl diver, who finds himself in a tight spot when his son is stung by a scorpion. When the town doctor refuses to treat the boy because of Kino's inability to pay, Kino dives into the ocean in search of a pearl that will help him pay the man and save his son.
Should you want to find out more about this book, here's the video where I talk about it:
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