Pearl , Hester 's daughter
also noticed that , her mother wear a scarlet letter among all the grown
up women in the community . ``Mother , said the little Pearl , ``the
sunshine does not love you . It runs away and hides itself , because it is
afraid of something on your bosom . It will not flee from me , for I
wear nothing on my bosom yet ' ``Nor ever will my child , I hope , said
Hester . ``And why not mother ' asked Pearl , stopping short . ``Will...