Chapter 32:

The Derrick

(The Summary of “Noli Me Tangere”)

Ibarra, the Alcalde, and other individuals, go to the site of the proposed school to lay the cornerstone of the building.  The Alcalde throws some mortar on the stone, followed by the curate and Alferez.  When it is Ibarra’s turn, the derrick suddenly falls apart, dropping the heavy block of stone.  Fortunately Ibarra is unhurt, the only casualty being the yellowish man who operates the machine.

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