After Kino finds the largest and most beautiful pearl he has ever seen, he is convinced that it will ensure him and his family a promising future. He will be able to have enough money to cure his son Coyotito from the poison of a scorpion's bite, to marry Coyotito's mother, and to provide his son with an education, which he knows will help him to escape the bonds of the oppression under which his people suffer. Kino does not count, however, on the power of the pearl to inspire the worst as well as the best in human nature.
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