When Stefano was a 12 year old boy, he experienced something that most young boys do not. An incognito shark. Stefano first seen the colomber while on a boat with his father. Once Stefano pointed out the fish, his father kept him away from the sea as much as he could. When his father told him that he was banned from the sea, Stefano thought it might have been a facetious remark. He lived a somewhat lugubrious life once he was banned from the sea. Was Stefano a diffident man? Or did he step up to the plate?