- Why did Antonio da Silva
leave his mother and home in Portugal?
- How did Antonio make his
way to Canada?
- In the long-run, what was
the disadvantage for Antonio in being a stowaway?
- What made Antonio feel at
home in Newfoundland? What were the similarities to Portuguese culture?
- Why did Antonio develop
a close bond with the fishermen of the Portuguese White Fleet?
- What made the job of the
fisherman so difficult?
- What did Antonio do for
the fishermen during their stays in Newfoundland? How did he provide
a safe-harbour for them?
- Why was Antonio famous for
being the life of his kitchen parties?
- What sort of things bring
back memories for Marie and Phyllis about their father and their childhood?
- How do Antonios daughters
Marie and Phyllis feel about their family heritage? How have they made
a connection with it and expressed it over the years?