The Eve of the Fiesta
(The Summary of “Noli Me Tangere”)
It is the eve of the fiesta, and people are busy preparing food, while Ñor Juan supervises the workmen laying the cornerstone and building the foundation of the proposed school building. Some individuals volunteer to contribute toward the construction of the school, some promise to pay the teacher, while others offer their services for free. Ibarra remains optimistic that his endeavor will succeed, while Tasio advises him to be cautious.