Kino and Juana were in their home enjoying there breakfast until Juana sees a scorpion on the baby's hanging crib. The baby was reaching for it and Kino ran to the scorpion. It fell on the Coyotito and stung him.Kino and Juana took him to a docotor but the doctor didn't want to help the.
Kino took Juana and Coyotito on his canoe to look for pearls to pay the doctor to help Coyoito. Kino dove in the water and collected a hand full of oysters. He opened them one by one and he opened one that was slightly open. Inside was a pearl as big as a seagull's egg.
The doctor heard the news of Kino's findings and wanted to help them to try and steal the pearl. He visit's them and tells Kino that the baby still has the venom in him and it might take affect soon. The doctor Coyotito a white powder with jelly. Later, the Coyotito begins to cry as his stomach cramps and they call the doctor to come. The doctor get there and gives the baby amonia with water and he begins to feel better. Later that night a dark figure creeps into Kino's house and Kino takes action and stabs the figure.
Kino start their day off by getting ready to see the pearl buyers to finally get their money. Coyotito is dressed in his baptism clothes and Juana is dressed ain her best dress. When kino gets called in to see the pearl buyer, the pearl buyer exams it. He started to say that it was not valuable and Kino told him that he was cheating him.
Kino sees the dark figures again and this time the figure lights t=his house on fire. Kino takes his dagger and runs to catch the figure but it disapears. He has lost his house and forced to live with his brother for now, but at least he still had his pearl. Juana was still going to follow Kino despite all that he has done to her such as hitting her and only leading her to trouble.
Kino,Juana, and Coyotito have left the town and on the path they see trackers, the townspeople were looking for them. They end up surviving off the thing they collected at Kino's brother's house. On the second day, Coyotito was shot and killed by a tracker because the trackers thought he was a coyote. Juana and Kino returned to the town with Coyotito's body and they were empty inside. They decided to throw the pearl back in the ocean because it caused all the pain and suffering.