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The Pearl which takes place in La Paz Mexico begins with a description of the seemingly idyllic family life of Kino his wife Juana and their infant son Coyotito Kino watches as Coyotito sleeps but sees a scorpion crawl down the rope that holds the hanging box where Coyotito lies Kino attempts to catch the scorpion but Coyotito bumps the rope and the scorpion falls on him Although Kino kills the scorpion it still stings Coyotito Juana and Kino accompanied by their neighbors go to see the local doctor who refuses to treat Coyotito because Kino cannot pay Kino and Juana leave the doctors and take Coyotito down near the sea where Juana uses a seaweed poultice on Coyotitos shoulder which is now swollen Kino dives for oysters from his canoe attempting to find pearls He finds a very large oyster which when Kino opens it yields an immense pearl Kino puts back his head and howls causing the other pearl divers to look up and race toward Kinos canoe The news that Kino has found an immense pearl travels fast through La Paz The doctor who refused to treat Coyotito decides to visit Kino Kinos neighbors begin to feel bitter toward him for his good fortune but neither Kino nor Juana realize this feeling they have engendered Juan Tomas the brother of Kino asks him what he will do with his money and he envisions getting married to Juana in a church and dressing Coyotito in a yachting cap and sailor suit He claims that he will send Coyotito to school and buy a rifle for himself The local priest visits and tells Kino to remember to give thanks and to pray for guidance The doctor also visits and although Coyotito seems to be healing the doctor insists that Coyotito still faces danger and treats him Kino tells the doctor that he will pay him once he sells his pearl
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