The Pearl The book I have read was by John Steinbeck. It’s about a poor native Kino, Juana, and the baby boy Coyotito. The setting is in the 1900’s at a coastal village. Kino is a fisherman and a diver. The story starts outwith there baby boy Coyotitois stung by a scorpion, and the Doctor in the town will not work on the baby because they have no money to pay him. So Kino is mad and goes out to try to find some pearl to pay for the doctor to work onCoyotito.
When hew is diving he find a giant Shell and when he opens it up he find a pearl the size of a seagull. Everyone in the village stops by to see it and to tell him how lucky he is and what they would do if they found it. he tell s them he is going to get married and have his boy get a good education so he tell him it the rich man a cheating them or not, and he want a rifle. The priest and ask them if they are going to give money to the church and they told him they wanted to be wed. Later that night the doctor comes and tell them the baby still has poison in him and he maybe able to fix him. He gives the that makes him sick and comes back and say he has beaten the poison.
the doctor ask how he will be paid and Kino tell him about the pearl. Kino glanced at where he buried it. When he went to bed someone came into his hut and start looking for it but Kino jumps up and try to stab them with his knife. The next day he takes the pearl into try to sell it to the pearl buyers. But, they try to cheat him by trying to buy it for 1000 pesos but he tell them he will take it to the capital and sell it there for the real price. He goes back home and hides it.
... his wife, Juana and his baby boy, Coyotito. One day Kino finds a huge pearl worth a great deal of money. Kino dreams of being rich ... For example, the doctor, who just recently learns of Kino's discovery, knowingly gives Coyotito medicine that will make him worse. Kino now owes ...
he keeps thinking there is someone in the shadows. he falls a sleep and he wakes up and someone is in his hut again he jumps up and try to stop them but gets put on the ground again. Juana gets up and doctors his wounds he has a cut on his neck and she try to get him to crush the pearl she thinks it’s evil but he will not listen to he. later on he wakes back up and Juana is sneaking out with the pearl he follow her to the shore line and as she is about to throw it he hits her in the jaw.
He gets the pearl back and on his way back to the hut he is stroked by someone but he had his knife out and stabbed them man. Juana doesn’t know anything has happened yet and she find the pearl behind a rock and pick it up. On her way back she finds Kino on the trail knocked out with a died man next to him. She drags the body to a bush and take Kino home. they have to hide at his brothers house someone set it on fire. The next night they go north they try not to leave tracks they camped off the road just a little ways.
They find out they have trackers after them but they passed them. That gave them a little start on them the started for the mountain so it would be harder to track them. they get up a little but can’t get any far there so there is a little wind blown cave they hide in there but the trackers camp right be low them. Kino has to make a move when two a asleep he kills one with a his knife and takes his gun and shoots the other. This was a very good short book it was easy to read and was an interesting story I had a nice time reading it.