Jesse returns to Spanish Bit when he hears that Laura Belle is dying, but he's too late. Before he returns to Austin, he asks Pearl to come live with him and Helen (Joan Tetzel). He even offers to send her to a school where she can learn to become a "proper lady". Jesse takes Pearl with him to Paradise Flats where he has some business to finish before they continue on to Austin. The next morning Lewt rides into town, looking for Pearl. When Jesse refuses to send her out, Lewt shoots him. Helen comes to Paradise Flats to be with Jesse and assures Pearl that she also wishes for Pearl to come live with them. When it looks like Jesse is going to survive, Sid (Scott McKay)shows up with a message to Pearl that Lewt will get Jesse the next time and that, if Pearl wants to see him before he jumps across the border into Mexico, she's to meet him at Squaw's Head Rock. Pearl rides out to Squaw's Head on Dice, the pinto given to her by Lewt. When Lewt shows himself, Pearl shoots him. Suddenly, Pearl has a change of heart, but, when she tries to climb up the rock to Lewt, he shoots her. They shoot at each other a few more times, but when Lewt can't shoot anymore and Pearl is seriously wounded, she continues to crawl to him as Lewt cries out his love to her. Pearl finally reaches Lewt, and they share one kiss before Lewt dies. Pearl kisses him once more, then she dies in his arms, bringing full swing to Orson Wells' narration at the beginning of the movie: Deep among the lonely sun-baked hills of Texas, the great and weatherbeaten stone still stands. The Comanches call it 'Squaw's Head Rock.' Time cannot change its impassive face nor dim the legend of the wild young lovers who found heaven, and hell, in the shadows of the rock. For when the sun is low and the cold wind blows across the desert, there are those who still speak of Pearl Chavez, the half-breed girl from down along the border, and of the laughing outlaw with whom she had kept a final rendezvous, never to be seen again. And this is what the legend says:'A flower, known nowhere else, grows from out of the desperate crags where Pearl vanished...Pearl, who was herself a wild flower, sprung from the hard clay, quick to blossom...and early to die."