The Pearl

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The trackers Character Analysis

These are the three men, two on foot and one on horseback, who come from the town to capture Kino’s family and pearl. In defense, Kino kills the trackers while they are resting around a fire during. Before he does, however, one of them mistakes Coyotito's cries for those of a coyote, and shoots and kills him.
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The trackers Character Timeline in The Pearl

The timeline below shows where the character The trackers appears in The Pearl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
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He looks onto the road and sees one man on a horse and two men walking close to the... (full context)
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Kino decides that he must lunge for the horseman and grab his rifle, and digs his feet into pits in the sand to... (full context)
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Kino pictures the trackers coming up the mountain after them, once they find Kino and Juana’s previous resting... (full context)
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Kino tells Juana to go north to Loreto or Santa Rosia while he leads the trackers into the mountain, and that he will join her and Coyotito if he is... (full context)
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Kino walks in a zig-zag to throw off the trackers, and sets out for the spot of foliage that might mark a water source,... (full context)
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Kino looks down the mountain and sees the trackers scurrying up, ant-like. He estimates that they’ll catch up by... (full context)
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Kino tells Juana the plan—when the trackers follow Kino’s path uphill, Kino and Juana will go back down the... (full context)
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Kino pictures the position of the men, and then returns to Juana and informs her that he plans... (full context)
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He crouches carefully and quietly, with his knife hanging down his back, hearing strongly the Song of the Family. He finally reaches the level of the trackers, twenty feet away,... (full context)
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The moon comes up before Kino had hoped, and Coyotito cries a little from the cave. The trackers hear the cry and stir from their sleep, guessing first that the... (full context)