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The Peal by John Steinbeck a story of a man his wife their baby and greed Kino the man had no need for money he was happy with the little things he had A brush house a sleeping mat a canoe and a family thats all he needed until his son was in danger and needed medical treatment and Kino found The Pearl When Kino held the pearl for the first time he began to want and his wants became needsKino was a simple man he lived a simple life in a simple village Kino cared greatly for his wife Juana and his son Coyotito would protect them any way he could When a scorpion stung Coyotito and needed medical help Kino set out to find a pearl to pay for the doctors servicesDiving into the oily smooth water Kino began his search He could hear the melody of the pearl in his hear as his eyes fell upon a shell that was partly open he saw a ghostly gleam and it shut Kino gathered the oyster into his basket with all the others and rose to the surface Kino and Juana opened all the other oysters first saving the best for last Using his short strong knife Kino pried the shell open cut the muscle and searched through the flesh and there he found The Pearl of the World For Kino the pearl was hope and dreams The Pearl would save his sons life by him new clothes and he and Juana were to be wed in a churchThe doctor soon learned of Kinos Pearl and went to treat Coyotito The doctor knew that Kino would have the Pearl buried some where in the house and watched his eyes carefully in hope that Kino would look towards the hiding spot Later that night someone came to Kinos house looking for the Pearl The Pearl was beginning to become a problem for Kino and his
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