The day after, the doctor comes to Kino's house to "cure" Coyotito.
Another night of Kino getting jumped later, Kino and Juana go to sell the pearl to the buyers, who try to cheat Kino.
After hitting Juana for trying to throw the pearl into the ocean, Kino gets jumped AGAIN. Kino ends up killing the intruder, but he is afraid more will come, so Kino, Juana, and Coyotito go on the run.
They run into the forest, but soon realize they are being followed by a man on a horse and two trackers.
The family hides in a cave. Kino decides to kill the hunters, but the man with the rifle hears Coyotito cry and fires into the cave. Kino kills the men, but Coyotito gets the top of his head blown off.
Kino and Juana return to the town with the hunters rifle and a dead Coyotito. They go to the beach and Kino throws the pearl into the ocean. And the music of the pearl drifted to a whisper, then disappeared.