1. How do the descendants of Dom Francisco arrive for the mass?
They arrive according to their means. They came by bus or taxi if they are too poor to have a car of their own. If they have a car, they arrive by car. The wealthiest of the group, Helene da Silva, arrives in a Mercedes.
2. What is the relationship between Rosemary da Silva and her husband, Ernest?
She's a Methodist and makes it obvious that she doesn't want to be at the event. He is long-suffering and feels a kinship to his family. She does what she can to embarrass him.
3. Describe the scene in which a photographer is about to take a family portrait.
The family members gather on the steps of the church and an older family member, Agostinho-Ezekiel da Silva, oversees the posing though he doesn't have a great deal of success. Two young boys help direct the people to their appropriate spots and the photographer becomes increasingly agitated with the process. The ladies refuse to listen to instructions for a long time because they are watching a man with a python.
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