In this chapter, Kino woke up to see Juana watching him. Juana got up to watch Coyotito when he started fussing. Afterwards, she started making breakfast. suddenly, Juana and Kino saw a scorpion on Coyotito's bed, and it struck his shoulder, so they took Coyotito to the doctor's house, but he refused to see them.
One day, when Kino and Juana were out on a boat, Kino dived for pearls. Kino was a diver to provide for his family. His boat came from his grandfather. Kino soon came up with a giant mussel, and when he opened it up, it had a giant pearl in it. the other fishers noticed, so they paddled their boats over towards them.
After Kino discovered the pearl, news all over town spread, and everyone talked about how could use the pearl. The priest wanted to repair the church, and the clothesellers wanted to sell Kino and Juana clothes. On his way to the pearl buyers, Kino was followed by his neighbors and friends who wanted to see how much money he would get.
When Kino went to sell his pearl, the pearl buyers' boss would only offer him 1,000 pesos, so Kino did not believe him. The pearl buyers' boss called in three of his workers, and the highest offer of them three was 500 pesos, so Kino left. As he left, his neighbors gossiped while the pearl buyers' boss tried to offer Kino 1,500 pesos.
One night, while Kino was sleeping, Juana grabbed the pearl and ran towards the ocean so Kino tried to stop her, and he did so by punching and kicking Juana. Kino took the pearl back, but soon three dark figures attacked Kino, so Kino killed one of the figures with his knife.
Soon, Juana managed to convince Kino to run away with them because he had killed a man. But as they were running, they realized they were being followed, so they hid in a cave. However, Kino saw the trackers' camp, so he stole on of their rifles, but not before they heard Coyotito cry and shot him. when Kino and Juana went back to their home town Kino threw the pearl back into the ocean and he no longer heard the song of Evil.