Chapter 64:

Epilogue

(The Summary of “Noli Me Tangere”)

Padre Damaso is reassigned as parish priest to a distant province but is found dead the day after.  Maria Clara enters the Sta. Clara nunnery, where Padre Salvi regularly preaches and holds an important office.  Capitan Tiago stops going to church, and is now addicted to opium and gambling.  The Alferez who has been promoted as a 2nd lieutenant, goes back to Spain, leaving his wife, Doña Consolacion, behind.  Doña Victorina still tries to live the life of a Spanish woman, while her cousin Linares dies of dysentery.  Two Spanish guards see an insane nun standing at the top of the Sta. Clara convent during a raging storm.  When the authorities try to investigate the nun’s case, the abbess prohibits the inquiry, invoking the name of Religion and the Holy Statutes.

Two Spanish guards saw an insane nun standing at the top of the Sta. Clara convent during a raging storm.  When the authorities tried to investigate, the abbess prohibited the inquiry invoking the name of Religion and the Holy Statutes.

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