Kino and Juana were relaxing in there hut when all of sudden they notice a scorpion climbing down the rope above Coyotitos bed. Kino takes quick action but is not fast enough to stop the scorpion from falling on and stinging Coyotito.
While Kino is diving for oyster shells he just happened to find an ancient oyster shell that was covered by an overhang in the bed of the rock. Kino pulled on the oyster until he finally it came free. ounce he brought it to the surface he digs his knife into the side and pries it open the oyster shell and it reveals the biggest pearl Kino had ever seen.
After Kino brought the pearl back to land he started to think about what he was going to spend his fortune on and as he was thinking he said that he would put his son through school, then he would, get a new spear, but then Kino thinks to himself we are going to get a rifle.