"This is the worst day of my whole life. It began well. Joseph Hannibal left the house this morning at last. I though he'd sail away on the evening tide and that would be the end of him. I was wrong. Billy has gone with him. Even as I write it, I can hardly believe it. Billy has gone."
1. Do you think Billy made the right choice to leave Bryher? Why?
2. Will Laura every see Billy again? How will this make her and the rest of the family feel?
3. Who is to blame for Billy leaving? Was it father? Billy? The weather? Joseph Hannibal? Or possibly a mixture of them all?
4. Would you like to be Laura? Why?
This short video of the story so far may help your thinking! I'm looking forward to reading your comments.