The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck, published in 1947. It is the story of a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed and evil. In 1947, it was adapted into a Mexican film named La perla. Kino, a young, strong, and poor Mexican-Indian pearl diver, lives in a small town, La Paz, with his domestic partner , Juana, and his baby son, Coyotito. When Coyotito is stung by a scorpion, Kino must find a way to pay the town doctor, an extremely prejudiced white man, to cure Kino's son. When Kino discovers an enormous pearl the size of a seagull's egg when out...
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