The Pearl Prologue
The story of Kino and the great pearl is one that all of the villagers know by heart.
"And, as with all retold tales that are in people's hearts, there are only good and bad things and black and white things and good and evil things and no in-between. If this story is a parable, perhaps everyone takes his own meaning from it and reads his own life into it." Prologue, pg. I
This is Kino's story.