| Quote #10
"I was attacked in the dark," said Kino. "And in the fight I have killed a man."
Everyone except for Kino recognizes the trouble brought on by the pearl.
| Quote #11
He looked into his pearl to find his vision. "When we sell it at last, I will have a rifle," he said, and he looked into the shining surface for his rifle, but he saw only a huddled dark body on the ground with shining blood dripping from its throat. And he said quickly, "We will be married in a great church." And in the pearl he saw Juana with her beaten face crawling home through the night. "Our son must learn to read," he said frantically. And there in the pearl Coyotito's face, thick and feverish from the medicine.
The pearl isn’t evil itself, as evidenced by the mingling of music here, it is simply made evil by those who desire it.