Chapter 9:

Pilates

(The Summary of “El Filibusterismo”)

The gossip about the misfortunes of Tata Selo and his family spreads around town, and a number of people are claiming that they are not to blame for these misfortunes.  The Alferez of the Guardia Civil says that he was just following a government order to collect all firearms in town.  The friar who has taken over Cabesang Tales's comments that if Tales had remained at home, he would never have been abducted by the bandits.  Hermana Penchang merely says that God brought down hardships on Tata Selo’s family because they had not taught Juli to pray properly.

Learn this Filipino word:

harì ng samâ