The story is set in a small Indian - Mexican fishing village community.
The locations found in the story are:
The ancient city of La Paz is situated on the southern end of the Baja Peninsula, a narrow peninsula separated from the mainland of Mexico by the Gulf of California. The wealthier Spanish-Mexicans in the town are professional people, like the doctor. The poor Indians work as servants in town. La Paz had once been a great pearl trading centre but it has a corrupt system. The town is compared ta a colonial animal because its organisation is like the organic system in an animal. News travels very fast in the town. It is modern with 'brick and plaster walls'.
posted by : Zariah Zainal