thinking of a better life for himself in Paris. While outside, a group of men accost Kino and knock the pearl from his hand. The next day, Kino goes to sell the pearl. Kino and Juana stay with Juan Tomas and his wife, Apolonia, where they hide for the next day before setting out for the capital that night. Back in La Paz, Kino offers the pearl to Juana, but she refuses. Back, nEXT, cite This Page. The pearls evil did not restrict itself to infecting Kinos peers; it also affected Kino himself.
Kino's neighbors begin to feel bitter toward him for his good fortune, but neither Kino nor Juana realize this feeling they have engendered. He now has a rifle. The malignant evil then spread to a secret cult known only as the trackers. He finds a mega-valuable pearl. Luckily, Kinos brother is willing to take them in, and the family leaves the following night. Word spreads throughout town of Kinos find; the doctor gets wind of it and suddenly really, really wants to treat the poor Indian baby. Kino and Juana escape into the mountains, where Juana and Coyotito hide in the cave while Kino, taking his clothes off so that no one will see his white clothing. Kino and Juana leave the doctors and take Coyotito down near the sea, where Juana uses a seaweed poultice on Coyotito's shoulder, which is now swollen. 2018 Shmoop University, Inc. Kino and Juana travel that night, and rest during the day. Kino moves to grab the scorpion, but before he can kill it, the scorpion falls into Coyotitos cradle and stings him.