The Pearl

When the doctor comes to Kino's hut, is he telling the truth about Coyotito's illness? Why or why not?

Chapter 3

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No, the doctor is not telling the truth. Kino and Juana have already surmised that Coyotito is getting better. The doctor is there to find the pearl in hopes of stealing it. His diagnosis is purposeful, in that, he allows for his return to their home.