Describe in detail how David was tricked into boarding the Covenant. When he discovers his uncle's malicious scam, how does he react?
Ebenezer's treachery confirmed David's strong suspicions about his uncle. On the other hand, Captain Hoseason strikes David as an upright, sincere man. Why do you think David failed to see the Captain's lies?
How does Mr. Riach secure better lodgings for David? In your own words, explain what he says to the Captain.
What lesson does David learn about judging others? How is his time spent aboard the Covenant a learning experience?
With words, sketch a portrait of Alan Breck. What is David's initial impression of Alan?
When David learns of the planned betrayal of the newcomer and is offered a role in the affair, he privately resolves to help Alan. Why did David suddenly side with Alan? What Biblical moral precept can be applied to David's choice to resist? (Note: there are a variety of right answers here).
In the violent tumult that ensues, David and Alan miraculously succeed in warding off their attackers. How did David and Alan react? What does each character's reaction to victory reveal about himself?