In chapter five, Kino wakes up to witness Juana taking the pearl and heading towards the ocean to dispose of it forever. Aware that his wife is trying to get rid of the pearl, Kino sprints towards her and assaults Juana before she can throw the pearl into the ocean. After striking his wife, Kino is overwhelmed with a feeling of disgust and walks back towards his hut. On his way home, Kino is assaulted a third time in the brush but manages to fight off the attacker. During the struggle, Kino stabs and kills the man but ends up dropping the pearl during the fight. Juana recovers the pearl and revives Kino. Although she is relieved that Kino survived the attack, she realizes that he is a wanted man and will surely be arrested for the murder even though he acted in self-defense. Juana then hides the body in the brush and the couple seeks refuge in Juan Tomas's house after they discover that Kino's canoe is destroyed and their hut is ablaze.