the pearl


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  • MIDDLE...
  • Kino, Juana, and Coyotito, live in a small seaside village and are poor, but the family is still very happy.
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  • Later, Coyotito is stung by a scorpion and needs treatment fast. So Kino, goes to the ocean and luckily finds "The Pearl of the World."
  • ENDING...
  • Kino finds such a large pearl that it attracts attention from all the villagers. Juana and Kino end up fighting off thieves, robbers, and themselves when the greed and lust for the pearl become unbearable.
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  • The two decide they must leave. However, they are both met with a disaster: Kino finds the canoe destroyed and Juana finds the house has been set on fire. After escaping, the family hides at Juan Tomas's house until it is safe to leave for the capital to sell the pearl.
  • The family leaves to travel up the mountain to get to the capital city. Kino realizes that they are being followed and he tries to create false trails for the trackers. When he finally finds the trackers he attempts to attack them. Yet, at the same moment, Coyotito and a gunshot are heard. After Kino kills the trackers and rushes back to the cave, he finds that his son has been shot.
  • Carrying their dead child, they emerge from the mountain back at their village, where the community silently looks on. Kino then takes the pearl and throws it as hard as he can back into the ocean.
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