The Pearl

chapter 1 The Pearl.. what is the readers impression of Kino after the baby is stung by scorpion/

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Kino is too late getting to the child. Just as he is to grab the scorpion Coyotito is bitten. Kino grabs the scorpion and crushes it in his hand. We get the sense of both Kino's power and anger in his inability to protect his son. Interestingly it is Juana that sucks the poison out, not Kino.