Kino and Juana have a baby son named Coyotito. They live in a town called La Paz in Mexico.
Coyotito got stung by a scorpion. So Juana and Kino go to see the doctor in the city, but when they arrived the doctor rejected them.
The tension of the town grew when they heard the news about when Kino found a pearl, so the citizens of the city tried to take advantage of Kino.
Kino woke to up Juana trying to get rid of the pearl by throwing it in the ocean, so Kino went after her and attacked her. He also killed a man who tried to steal rob the pearl from him, he did this to defend his self, but this now means that their old life is now gone. Their house is now on fire , and their canoe is also broken.
Kino and Juana head to the mountains of the North to go sell the pearl at the capital. They learn that 3 trackers are searching for them, so they go into the mountains. Kino later attacks them during the night, but Coyotito is mistaken for a coyote cry and gets shot.
Kino and Juana head back to La Paz, Mexico. When they arrived people saw darkness and that they were "magical." When they arrived they Kino took the pearl and threw back into the ocean because he now saw evil in it.