In this chapter Coyotito got stung by a scorpion and started to cry. It alerted the neighbors who said to take him to the doctor. They then went to the doctor but he said no because they had no money to pay him with.
In this chapter, they went to go look for pearl to pay the doctor to cheek out Coyotito. Juana had prayed to find an pearl and Kino keep looking for one that he thought was perfect. Finally he found one and howled because he was so happy.
Kino made all of these promises to himself like him and Juana would get married and Coyotito would go to school.Then the doctor came and said he would help the baby get better. Then the doctor came made Coyotito sick and the made him better again.
The next day Kino went to go sell it and he was offended by the offer he got. The sales person told him to get get two more people and they didn't offer him that much either. Kino then decided that he would go to the capital and sell it there.
Late at night Juana dug out the pearl again and was going to throw it back in the ocean but Kino caught her. On his way back someone tried to take his pearl so he stabbed him. Then Kino an Juana walked back to their house and noticed it was in flames.
The family went to Kinos brothers house but eventually left. Then they left but trackers were following them and Kino killed them. After Coyotito was shoot at and died he decided it was best to throw the pearl back into the ocean.