Chapter 8:

Merry Christmas!

(The Summary of “El Filibusterismo”)

It is Christmas day and Juli wakes up early to pack her things to go to Hermana Penchang.  She forgets to greet his grandfather Tata Selo a Merry Christmas.  After Juli leaves, Tata Selo is preoccupied with thoughts of his pretty granddaughter with her delicate hands working as a servant, of his son Cabesang Tales still held by bandits, and of being alone on Christmas Day.  Dwelling on all these misfortunes, he discovers that he has become dumb.

Learn this Filipino word:

úsapang máginoó