The Question and Answer section for A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Pelayo and Elisenda are told that the old man is an angel who has come to take their sick child away. They lock him in a chicken coup. The neighbors at first are intrigued as is father Gonzaga. After father Gonzaga concludes that the angel doesn't...
D) he fell from the sky
The childs plays with him; the priest encourages people to treat him with dignity. Thus, I'll go with the child. Father Gonzanga could have helped far more than he did. The child was simply a child without expectations.