The Pearl

when the trackers hear the baby cry,what do they think they hear? and what is the symbolism involved here?

chapter 6

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They think they hear a baby coyote. The trackers think of Kino and his people as animals anyway. Also they are about to kill Kino's real Pearl, his child.

The child's name is also Coyotito and he is mistaken for a baby coyote, yes that's ironic.