News about Kino’s pearl travels fast across town. The priest comes to visit, but he’s super-condescending because he considers the natives to be children.
I was not in when you came this morning. But now, at first chance, i have come to see the baby
This pearl is like a sin. It will destroy us all, even our son. Throw it away, Kino
Hush, dont speak any more.
This morning we sell th pearl and then the evil will be gone and only the good remain. Now hush, my wife
The next morning, Kino digs up the pearl and stares at its beauty. He feels hopeful again—today is the day he will sell the pearl. Before leaving to sell the pearl, Juan Tomas warns Kino and Juana to get the best price for the pearl
At the agents’ offices, a man sits waiting at a desk, dressed for business and mechanically twirling a coin in between the knuckles of his fingers. When Kino arrives and declares he has a pearl to sell
I want to sell it for fifty five hundred pesos
After all, fifteen hundred pesos is a lot of money for a poor man
Kino, this pearl is evil. Let us destroy it before it destroys us
That night, Juana and Kino heard strange noises around their house so Kino went out to watch. And then Juana was afraid to follow him, but she did not expect Kino was bleeding from the ears to chin