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The Pearl: Summary of chapters 1-3
Updated: 9/24/2020
The Pearl: Summary of chapters 1-3
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  • The Pearl: Summary of chapters 1-3.
  • In the Pearl, chapter 1, Juana's first born child gets stung by a scorpion. It's fatal to the baby and they're in need of urgent care. But they cannot afford treatment.
  • Pearl chapter 1 & 2 summary
  • In chapter 2, Kino and Juana go to the ocean in a canoe in hope of finding a pearl. Kino ends up finding the 'Pear of the World.' Then they suddenly realize the possibilities they have now.
  • Side note: In chapter 1, the doctor denied treatment to their baby (Coyotito) because they didn't have enough money, and because he didn't want to treat 'low indians.'
  • Kino and Juana get married, and the doctor comes by to treat their babys' wound. Knowing they have a fairly large pearl on them. Later that night, a robber comes into Kino and Juana's house to steal the pearl, but Kino defends himself and fights them off.
  • Juana claims the pearl is a great evil, and wants to destroy it. But Kino insists they sell it, so they're son can have an education, new clothes, etc.
  • Chapter 3 summary
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