Chapter 2:

On the Lower Deck

(The Summary of “El Filibusterismo”)

On the lower deck of the steamship Tabo, Basilio and Isagani converse with Don Basilio.  The two students tell the Don the plan of the students to establish a Spanish academy.  Although the two students are hopeful that the academy would be approved by the Governor-General, Don Basilio expresses his pessimism.

Learn this Filipino word:

may Santo Kristo sa dibdíb