Kino and Juana live in a village with their baby, Coyotito.
A scorpion stings Coyotito., but the family can't get help for him because they are poor.
Kino finds a beautiful pearl to help pay the doctor.
Juana tries to get rid of the pearl because she believes it will bring evil. Kino beats her to save the pearl. Then, he is attacked, and he kills a man who was trying to steal the pearl.
The family runs away from the village, but trackers have been sent after them. They try to hide in a cave, however, Coyotito starts to cry. Kino tries to kill the trackers before they reach his family. One of the hunters shoots Coyotito thinking he's a baby coyote.
Kino throws the pearl back into the ocean to stop the evil from harming his family anymore.