Baby Coyotito was stung in the shoulder by a scorpion. Kino throws the scorpion to the ground in anger and crushes it under his foot. Juana tries to help remove the poison by sucking it out.
Kino just came back to the boat with a basket of oysters and a large oyster. Juana tells him to open it in hopes of a pearl being there. Kino opens the oyster only to find the most beautiful pearl he had ever seen.
Kino is asked what he is going to do with the pearl. Kino responds saying that he wants to sell the pearl, get married, that Coyotito would go to school, and that he would get a rifle.