Kino, Juana, and Coyotito all live inside of a brush house. The baby was laying in his basket until Kino spotted a scorpion behind him. Before Kino could do anything, the scorpion stung him in a flash of time.
How much is this pearl worth?
Kino lifted the flesh with a knife and he had captured a great pearl. The pearl gave off a bright incandescent light that was very shiny. Kino and Juana were shocked about this amazing discovery.
When Kino and Juana bring the pearl to their house, the word gets out and everyone knows about it. The doctor did not want to help Coyotito with his scorpion bite, but now that they have a pearl, he claims they are his patients. With the pearl, Kino visions him and Juana going to church in wealthy clothes.
Kino decides to sell the pearl and plans on making a huge fortune off it. There were pearl buyers that were against each other, but they now worked for the same person. The dealer offers Kino 1000 pesos, but Kino is sure it is worth 50,000 pesos.
Kino hears Juana's footsteps going to the shore because Juana was going to throw the pearl in the ocean. Kino chases Juana and strikes her and kicks her on her side. Juan Tomas recommends that they should have sold the pearl a lot earlier.
Coyotito cries and it wakes up one of the sleeping trackers. Kino figures it was a coyote so he shot a bullet in the direction of it and it killed Coyotito. Kino and Juana walk side by side into La Paz with Coyotito's corpse.