Andrew hangs back and Antonio tells Samuel how he saw the golden carp. He had dived and had never come back up.
They tell Antonio and Cico that Florence is under the water. Cico tells him the Carp will arrive this day. They find a red mark on the forehead where he must have hit bottom. Remember, Antonio is always looking for answers. His hope is that God will reveal answers when he first takes Holy Communion.
When Cico later shows Antonio the real golden carp, things will never be the same. Chapter 7 Siete He feels sad when he hears the church bells begin to toll.
But, Samuel explains, one god loved the people so much that he asked to be turned into a carp, too, so that he could protect them.
Yes, Antonio: a new god.