The next morning

The next morning - The next morning Andrew and Antonio walk...

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Unformatted text preview: The next morning, Andrew and Antonio walk together into town. As they get to know each other better, Antonio has the opportunity to ask questions about his destiny. He hopes that their communion with one another will bring him understanding. By skipping a grade in school, Antonio begins to fulfill his destiny as a person of learning. He also begins to demonstrate some independence when he decides to go fishing with Samuel. Both cognitive and emotional development combine to propel him to a level where initiation into the religion of the golden carp causes him to begin to raise doubts about Catholicism. These doubts begin just as Ultima is called upon to perform a healing. Antonio is drawn into a world of popular superstitions, magic, and the occult by virtue of the religious powers of his middle name, Juan. Ultima's healing of Lucas intensifies Antonio's skepticism about the power of the Catholic faith.Ultima's healing of Lucas intensifies Antonio's skepticism about the power of the Catholic faith....
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