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The character and personality of Elias

Elias is probably the most unique personality in Rizal's Noli, much more than Ibarra. He
personifies all the virtues of the villager --- gratitude, abnegation, sacrifice and devotion
to country. He was created with the love and devotion of Rizal. His past, forged from
ignominies is horrible. Elias vindicates the ignorant, vicious, lazy and egoistic Filipinos
that abound in the novel. Although his education is minimal, the injustices that has
befallen his family have enlarged and sharpened his intellect and made him hate the
social conditions around him. But unlike many who distrust but do nothing to improve
their condition, he was an optimist. He trusts in Ibarra, in God, in the government of
the islands, almost all except the civil guards and the friars. He hates and punishes the
wicked. He pities and joins those persecuted by the authorities. In short, he is a
restless, free spirit who suffered much from the malice and iniquity of men but
nevertheless does not seek reparation or vengeance. Instead, with a kind of piety and
mysticism seeks to put into play all possible human resources to prevent any increase
in the number of criminals and unhappy persons victimized by social injustices and
prejudices.

Was Elias merely a fictional character or was he based in part on the personality of Rizal
himself? The majority of the characters of Noli are obviously sketches and character
types. But Elias surpasses them by his spiritual traits, his contrasts of light and shade,
his dramatic surroundings which may draw one to conclude he is not a character taken
out of reality but rather an allegorical creation. It is also quite possible that Elias was a
real person who lived, thought and suffered like many Filipinos of his time.

The theme of Noli is that there are men in the Philippines, same as those who exist in
other parts of the world, with the same longings and passions, loves and prejudices,
vices and virtues, that have been formed by a defective education that recognizes in
them only the imitative and atrophied virtues of the lower animals. The theme of the
Noli is that there is no difference between the distinct social strata of the Filipinos and
those of other countries, that what makes the Filipinos appear of limited intelligence is
the effect of the education he receives. The theme of the Noli is that although Filipinos
have some vices and defects, the same with other peoples of the world, they are not
those which the Spanish writers attribute to them --- that there is no stimulus to worth
or to merit. On the contrary, when Filipinos rise above the heap they are ridiculed and
made the object of mockery unless they serve the friars. Many Filipinos are persecuted
or implicated in false conspiracies or exiled from their towns for standing up for their
rights.

The novel shows that the friars have made of the Catholic religion an instrument of
domination and have prostituted it with exterior practices which foster the appearance
of worship. It shows that the civil guards do not protect the citizens but protects the
interests of the friars and the Spaniards. The novel shows how some Filipinos,
contaminated by the airs of superiority of the Spaniards, despise their own countrymen
and make themselves ridiculous with their pretensions at false imitation. Rizal tried to
show that there was no rebellion/revolution in the Philippines, but that there would be,
if the abuses and excesses of the friars and the administration pushes the Filipinos to
their limit.
These are the conclusions, more or less general, that are deduced from the pages of
Noli. With reason, Rizal could justifiably say in his prologue that he has tried "to
reproduce the condition of the country faithfully and fearlessly and has raised part of
the veil that hides the evil, sacrificing all to truth including self-love."

nagpamalas si Elias ng katapangan nang siya'y lumusong sa ilog nang may nakitang buwaya si Leon at hinuli
ang hayop na isang malaking banta sa kanilang buhay. Pangalawa ay ang pagbagsak ng kabriya sa
ipinapatayong gusali ng paaralan ni Ibarra na muntikan na niyang ikamatay. Pangatlo ay ang pagkakaroon ng
pag-aaklas sa bayan na siya ang pagbibintangan. Tinulungan niya itong sunugin ang lahat ng liham na maaring
maging ebidensya sa kanyang pagkakahuli. Nang mahuli si Ibarra ng mga guardia sibil, sinunog niya ang
buong bahay ni Ibarra upang tuluyang mawala ang lahat ng ebidensyang maaring gamitin laban sa kanya. Sa
pang-apat na pagkakataon, sa nalalapit na kasal ni Maria Clara, nagkaroon ng salu-salo sa kanilang tahanan.
Nagtungo si Ibarra at si Elias sa kanila sakay ng isang bangka upang humingi ng tawad kay Maria Clara. Ang
kanyang presensiya ay napuna ng mga guardia sibil. Upang isipin ng mga guardia sibil na siya si Ibarra,
tumalon si Elias sa ilog at pinagbabaril.

Sa kabanata 58 ng nobela, nagtungo si Elias sa gubat na pagmamay-ari ng mga Ibarra at doon natagpuan niya
si Basilio at ang kanyang yumaong ina na si Sisa. Dahil sa wala na siyang lakas at ilang sandali pa'y
mamamatay na siya, iniutos niya kay Basilio na kumuha ng mga kahoy upang sunugin ang kanyang bangkay
at ng kanyang ina hanggang sa sila ay maging abo.

[baguhin]Simbolismo

Si Elias ay maihahambing kay Andres Bonifacio. Tulad ni Bonifacio, siya ay kumakatawan sa isang
ordinaryong mamamayan na nakaranas ng ng pang-aabuso sa kamay ng mga Kastila sa kanyang panahon.
Pinatapang siya ng kanyang naranasang kawalan ng hustisya. Sa pamamagitan ng katauhan ni Elias, malaya
niyang naisalaysay ang lihim na himutok ng mga Pilipino sa kamay ng mga mananakop.

Elis[edit]

Elis came from the family which the Ibarra clan had oppressed for generations. He grew up in a
wealthy family until he discovered something that changed his life forever. Despite that Ibarra's
family subjugated his family, he is entirely indebted towards him. He is also the one who pushed
Ibarra away from being crushed by a huge stone while laying the foundation for a school.
Furthermore, Ibarra, who in turn, saved Elas' life when they tried to kill a crocodile. Elias helped him
again before Ibarra gets arrested by burning his house. Elias and Ibarra continued supporting each
other until Elias sacrificed himself to help him one last time. He was shot by the guards (mistakenly
took as Ibarra trying to dive down the river and escape) and slowly died.
Elias Varela

Noli Me Tangere: Summary and Analysis of


Elias and Salome (The Missing Chapter)
Summary:

Salome waits desperately for Elias, thinking that he would pass by the water any time soon. Elias,
however, is nowhere to be seen because he is in fact hiding from the authorities who are currently
patrolling the lake. When the two finally get to meet, Salome tells the youth of her plan to move to
Mindoro and live with her relatives, and requests that he go with her. Elias, however, refuses her offer
because he does not want her to be entangled with the tragedies and troubles of his past. He tells the
lady that she must marry an honorable and respectable man, one whom she truly deserves and who can
make her happy.

Points of Note:

Elias and Salome was originally the twenty-fifth chapter of the Noli. However, Rizal removed it during
the actual printing of the book due to financial constraints.

Elias is better known from previous chapters as the pilot of the boat ridden by Crisostomo Ibarra and his
companions around the lake.

Salome is a young girl of seventeen years, who lives by the edge of the lake.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: What is Salome doing while waiting for Elias?

Answer: She is sewing a shirt of brilliant colors and transparent weave.

Question: How would you describe Salome with regard to her raiment?

Answer: She is a modest young lady, wearing worn-out clothes that are nonetheless clean and
decent. Her garments are covered with patches, which she most likely stitched herself, and the only
accessories she has on her are a comb made from turtle shell on her hair, and a black rosary around her
neck.
Question: How would you describe Salome in matters of beauty?

Answer: Hers is a soft and sweet beauty, which does not particularly attract attention at first sight.

Question: From where does Elias appear if not from the lake?

Answer: He appears from around the bank, carrying firewood and some bananas.

Question: Based on Elias and Salomes conversation, what does Elias think of Maria Clara?

Answer: He thinks that she is very beautiful and kindhearted.

Question: Why does Salome break down in tears?

Answer: She cries in sadness at the thought of having to leave her home and live in Mindoro with her
relatives.

Question: Why does Salome have to live in Mindoro?

Answer: It is not good that she lives alone at the edge of the lake.

Question: Explain this line by Elias: Farewell, Salome, the sun is gone, and as you think it is not good
that the neighbors can say that the night has caught me here

Answer: Elias now has to leave Salomes home because night is falling, and it is against common
propriety during that time that an unmarried man and woman spend the evening together, especially since
Salome is alone in her house.

Question: What does Salome say about leaving her home?

Answer: She says that to leave a home where one has been born and raised is much more than to leave
half of ones own self.

Question: What final request does Salome have for Elias? Why?

Answer: She asks him to live in her home by the lake because:

1) It will make Elias think of her and remember her often.

2) It will not make her think, while she is far away, that her beloved home has been carried away by the
waves into the lake.
3) When she visits the memory of her childhood home, the image of her beloved Elias will be there to
accompany it.

4) It would be to him as if they were living there together.

Noli Me Tangere: Chapter 50 Eliass Story


BY ADMIN ON JUNE 3, 2001 ADD THE FIRST COMMENT.

Some sixty years ago my grandfather dwelt in Manila, being employed as a bookkeeper in a Spanish
commercial house. He was then very young, was married, and had a son. One night from some unknown
cause the warehouse burned down. The fire was communicated to the dwelling of his employer and from
there to many other buildings. The losses were great, a scapegoat was sought, and the merchant
accused my grandfather. In vain he protested his innocence, but he was poor and unable to pay the great
lawyers, so he was condemned to be flogged publicly and paraded through the streets of Manila. Not so
very long since they still used the infamous method of punishment which the people call the caballo y
vaca, [133] and which is a thousand times more dreadful than death itself. Abandoned by all except his
young wife, my grandfather saw himself tied to a horse, followed by an unfeeling crowd, and whipped on
every street-corner in the sight of men, his brothers, and in the neighborhood of numerous temples of a
God of peace. When the wretch, now forever disgraced, had satisfied the vengeance of man with his
blood, his tortures, and his cries, he had to be taken off the horse, for he had become unconscious.
Would to God that he had died! But by one of those refinements of cruelty he was given his liberty. His
wife, pregnant at the time, vainly begged from door to door for work or alms in order to care for her sick
husband and their poor son, but who would trust the wife of an incendiary and a disgraced man? The
wife, then, had to become a prostitute!

Ibarra rose in his seat.

Oh, dont get excited! Prostitution was not now a dishonor for her or a disgrace to her husband; for them
honor and shame no longer existed. The husband recovered from his wounds and came with his wife and
child to hide himself in the mountains of this province. Here they lived several months, miserable, alone,
hated and shunned by all. The wife gave birth to a sickly child, which fortunately died. Unable to endure
such misery and being less courageous than his wife, my grandfather, in despair at seeing his sick wife
deprived of all care and assistance, hanged himself. His corpse rotted in sight of the son, who was
scarcely able to care for his sick mother, and the stench from it led to their discovery. Her husbands death
was attributed to her, for of what is the wife of a wretch, a woman who has been a prostitute besides, not
believed to be capable? If she swears, they call her a perjurer; if she weeps, they say that she is acting;
and that she blasphemes when she calls on God. Nevertheless, they had pity on her condition and waited
for the birth of another child before they flogged her. You know how the friars spread the belief that the
Indians can only be managed by blows: read what Padre Gaspar de San Agustin says![134]

A woman thus condemned will curse the day on which her child is born, and this, besides prolonging her
torture, violates every maternal sentiment. Unfortunately, she brought forth a healthy child. Two months
afterwards, the sentence was executed to the great satisfaction of the men who thought that thus they
were performing their duty. Not being at peace in these mountains, she then fled with her two sons to a
neighboring province, where they lived like wild beasts, hating and hated. The elder of the two boys still
remembered, even amid so much misery, the happiness of his infancy, so he became a tulisan as soon as
he found himself strong enough. Before long the bloody name of Balat spread from province to province,
a terror to the people, because in his revenge he did everything with blood and fire. The younger, who
was by nature kind-hearted, resigned himself to his shameful fate along with his mother, and they lived on
what the woods afforded, clothing themselves in the cast-off rags of travelers. She had lost her name,
being known only as the convict, the prostitute, the scourged. He was known as the son of his mother
only, because the gentleness of his disposition led every one to believe that he was not the son of the
incendiary and because any doubt as to the morality of the Indians can be held reasonable.

At last, one day the notorious Balat fell into the clutches of the authorities, who exacted of him a strict
accounting for his crimes, and of his mother for having done nothing to rear him properly. One morning
the younger brother went to look for his mother, who had gone into the woods to gather mushrooms and
had not returned. He found her stretched out on the ground under a cotton-tree beside the highway, her
face turned toward the sky, her eyes fixed and staring, her clenched hands buried in the blood-stained
earth. Some impulse moved him to look up in the direction toward which the eyes of the dead woman
were staring, and he saw hanging from a branch a basket and in the basket the gory head of his brother!

My God! ejaculated Ibarra.

That might have been the exclamation of my father, continued Elias coldly. The body of the brigand had
been cut up and the trunk buried, but his limbs were distributed and hung up in different towns. If ever you
go from Kalamba to Santo Tomas you will still see a withered lomboy-tree where one of my uncles legs
hung rottingnature has blasted the tree so that it no longer grows or bears fruit. The same was done with
the other limbs, but the head, as the best part of the person and the portion most easily recognizable, was
hung up in front of his mothers hut!

Ibarra bowed his head.

The boy fled like one accursed, Elias went on. He fled from town to town by mountain and valley. When
he thought that he had reached a place where he was not known, he hired himself out as a laborer in the
house of a rich man in the province of Tayabas. His activity and the gentleness of his character gained
him the good-will of all who did not know his past, and by his thrift and economy he succeeded in
accumulating a little capital. He was still young, he thought his sorrows buried in the past, and he
dreamed of a happy future. His pleasant appearance, his youth, and his somewhat unfortunate condition
won him the love of a young woman of the town, but he dared not ask for her hand from fear that his past
might become known. But love is stronger than anything else and they wandered from the straight path,
so, to save the womans honor, he risked everything by asking for her in marriage. The records were
sought and his whole past became known. The girls father was rich and succeeded in having him
prosecuted. He did not try to defend himself but admitted everything, and so was sent to prison. The
woman gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, who were nurtured in secret and made to believe that their
father was dead no difficult matter, since at a tender age they saw their mother die, and they gave little
thought to tracing genealogies. As our maternal grandfather was rich our childhood passed happily. My
sister and I were brought up together, loving one another as only twins can love when they have no other
affections. When quite young I was sent to study in the Jesuit College, and my sister, in order that we
might not be completely separated, entered the Concordia College.[135] After our brief education was
finished, since we desired only to be farmers, we returned to the town to take possession of the
inheritance left us by our grandfather. We lived happily for a time, the future smiled on us, we had many
servants, our fields produced abundant harvests, and my sister was about to be married to a young man
whom she adored and who responded equally to her affection.

But in a dispute over money and by reason of my haughty disposition at that time, I alienated the good
will of a distant relative, and one day he east in my face my doubtful birth and shameful descent. I thought
it all a slander and demanded satisfaction. The tomb which covered so much rottenness was again
opened and to my consternation the whole truth came out to overwhelm me. To add to our sorrow, we had
had for many years an old servant who had endured all my whims without ever leaving us, contenting
himself merely with weeping and groaning at the rough jests of the other servants. I dont know how my
relative had found it out, but the fact is that he had this old man summoned into court and made him tell
the truth: that old servant, who had clung to his beloved children, and whom I had abused many times,
was my father! Our happiness faded away, I gave up our fortune, my sister lost her betrothed, and with our
father we left the town to seek refuge elsewhere. The thought that he had contributed to our misfortunes
shortened the old mans days, but before he died I learned from his lips the whole story of the sorrowful
past.

My sister and I were left alone. She wept a great deal, but even in the midst of such great sorrows as
heaped themselves upon us, she could not forget her love. Without complaining, without uttering a word,
she saw her former sweetheart married to another girl, but I watched her gradually sicken without being
able to console her. One day she disappeared, and it was in vain that I sought everywhere, in vain I made
inquiries about her. About six months afterwards I learned that about that time, after a flood on the lake,
there had been found in some rice fields bordering on the beach at Kalamba, the corpse of a young
woman who had been either drowned or murdered, for she had had, so they said, a knife sticking in her
breast. The officials of that town published the fact in the country round about, but no one came to claim
the body, no young woman apparently had disappeared. From the description they gave me afterward of
her dress, her ornaments, the beauty of her countenance, and her abundant hair, I recognized in her my
poor sister.

Since then I have wandered from province to province. My reputation and my history are in the mouths of
many. They attribute great deeds to me, sometimes calumniating me, but I pay little attention to men,
keeping ever on my way. Such in brief is my story, a story of one of the judgments of men.

Elias fell silent as he rowed along.

I still believe that you are not wrong, murmured Crisostomo in a low voice, when you say that justice
should seek to do good by rewarding virtue and educating the criminals. Only, its impossible, Utopian!
And where could be secured so much money, so many new employees?
For what, then, are the priests who proclaim their mission of peace and charity? Is it more meritorious to
moisten the head of a child with water, to give it salt to eat, than to awake in the benighted conscience of a
criminal that spark which God has granted to every man to light him to his welfare? Is it more humane to
accompany a criminal to the scaffold than to lead him along the difficult path from vice to virtue? Dont
they also pay spies, executioners, civil-guards? These things, besides being dirty, also cost money.

My friend, neither you nor I, although we may wish it, can accomplish this.

Alone, it is true, we are nothing, but take up the cause of the people, unite yourself with the people, be
not heedless of their cries, set an example to the rest, spread the idea of what is called a fatherland!

What the people ask for is impossible. We must wait.

Wait! To wait means to suffer!

If I should ask for it, the powers that be would laugh at me.

But if the people supported you?

Never! I will never be the one to lead the multitude to get by force what the government does not think
proper to grant, no! If I should ever see that multitude armed I would place myself on the side of the
government, for in such a mob I should not see my countrymen. I desire the countrys welfare, therefore I
would build a schoolhouse. I seek it by means of instruction, by progressive advancement; without light
there is no road.

Neither is there liberty without strife! answered Elias.

The fact is that I dont want that liberty!

The fact is that without liberty there is no light, replied the pilot with warmth. You say that you are only
slightly acquainted with your country, and I believe you. You dont see the struggle that is preparing, you
dont see the cloud on the horizon. The fight is beginning in the sphere of ideas, to descend later into the
arena, which will be dyed with blood. I hear the voice of Godwoe unto them who would oppose it! For
them History has not been written!

Elias was transfigured; standing uncovered, with his manly face illuminated by the moon, there was
something extraordinary about him. He shook his long hair, and went on:

Dont you see how everything is awakening? The sleep has lasted for centuries, but one day the
thunderbolt[136] struck, and in striking, infused life. Since then new tendencies are stirring our spirits, and
these tendencies, today scattered, will some day be united, guided by the God who has not failed other
peoples and who will not fail us, for His cause is the cause of liberty!
A solemn silence followed these words, while the banka, carried along insensibly by the waves, neared
the shore.

Elias was the first to break the silence. What shall I tell those who sent me? he asked with a change
from his former tone.

Ive already told you: I greatly deplore their condition, but they should wait. Evils are not remedied by
other evils, and in our misfortunes each of us has his share of blame.

Elias did not again reply, but dropped his head and rowed along until they reached the shore, where he
took leave of Ibarra: I thank you, sir, for the condescension you have shown me. Now, for your own good,
I beg of you that in the future you forget me and that you do not recognize me again, no matter in what
situation you may find me.

So saying, he drew away in the banka, rowing toward a thicket on the shore. As he covered the long
distance he remained silent, apparently intent upon nothing but the thousands of phosphorescent
diamonds that the oar caught up and dropped back into the lake, where they disappeared mysteriously
into the blue waves.

When he had reached the shadow of the thicket a man came out of it and approached the banka. What
shall I tell the capitan? he asked.

Tell him that Elias, if he lives, will keep his word, was the sad answer.

When will you join us, then?

When your capitan thinks that the hour of danger has come.

Very well. Good-by!

If I dont die first, added Elias in a low voice.

Kabanata L
Ang mga Kaanak ni Elias

Buod
Isinalaysay ni Elias ang kanyang kasaysayan kay Ibarra upang malaman nito na siya ay kabilang din sa mga
swimpalad.May 60 taon na ang nakakalipas, ang kanyang nuno ay isang tenedor de libros sa isang bahay- kalakal ng
kastila.Kasama ng kanyang asawa at isang anak na lalaki, ito ay nanirahan sa Maynila.Isang gabi nasunog ang isang
tanggapang pinaglilingkuran niya. Isinakdal ang kanyang nuno sa salang panununog. Palibhasay maralita at walang kayang
ibayad sa abogado, siya ay nahatulan. Ito ay ipinaseo sa lansangan na nakagapos sa kabayo at pinapalo sa bawat
panulukan ng daan. Buntis noon ang asawa, nagtangka pa ring humanap ng pagkakakitaan kahit na sa masamang paraan
para sa anak at asawang may sakit. Nang gumaling ang sugat ng kanyang nuno, silang mag-anak ay namundok na
lamang. Nanganak ang babae, ngunit hindi nagtagal namatay ito. Hindi nakayanan ng kanyang nuno ang sapin-saping
pagdurusang kanilang natanggap. Nagbigti ito. Hindi ito naipalibing ng babae. Nangamoy ang bangkay at nalaman ng mga
awtoridad ang pagkamatay ng asawa.Nahatulan din siyang paluin.Pero, ito ay hindi itinuloy at ipinagpaliban sapagkat
dalawang buwan siyang buntis nuon. Gayunman, pagkasilang niya, ginawa ang hatol.
Nagawang tumakas ng babae mula sa malupit na kamay ng batas, lumipat sila sa kalapit na lalawigan. Sa paglaki ng anak
na panganay, ito ay naging tulisan. Gumawa siya ng panununog at pagpatay upang maipaghiganti nila ang kaapihang
natamo. Nakilalasiya sa tawag na balat. Ang lahat ay natakot sa kanyang pangalan. Ang ina ay nakilala naman sa tawag
na haliparot,delingkuwente at napalo at ang bunso dahil sa mabait at tinawag na lamang anak ng ina.
Isang umaga, nakagisnan na lamang ng anak ang ina na patay na. Ito ay nakabulagta ssa ilalim ng isang puno at ang
isang ulo ay nakatingala sa isang bakol na nakasabit sa puno. Ang kanyang katawan ay ibinaon samantalang ang mga
paa,kamay ay ikinalat. Ang ulo naman ay siyang dinala sa kanyang ina. Walang nalalabing paraan sa nakakabata dahil sa
kalunos-lunos na pangyayaring ito kundi ang tumakas. Siya ay ipinadpad ng kapalaran sa Tayabas at namasukang obrero
sa isang mayamang angkan. Madali naman siyang nakagiliwan sapagkat nagtataglay nga ito ng magandang ugali.

Siya ay masikap at ng nagkaroon ng puhunan, napaunlad niya ang kanyang kabuhayan hanggang sa makakilala siya ng
isang dalagang taga-bayan na kanyang inibig ng tapat. Gayunman sinasagilahan siya ng matinding pangamba na
mamanhikan. Nangangambasiyang matuklasan ang tunay niyang pagkatao. Mahal palibhasa ang babae, minsan ay
nailugso nito ang puri at desidido siyang panindigan ang nagawa. Ngunit, dahil sa mayaman ang ama ng babae at wala
siyang kayang ipagtanggol ang sarili. Siya ay nakulong sa halip na makasal siya sa babae.
Bagamat hindi nagsama ang magkasuyo, ang kanilang pagtatampisaw sa dulot ng pag-ibig ay nagkaroon ng bunga. Ang
babae ay nanganak ng kambal, isang babae at isang lalaki. Ang lalaki ay si Elias. Bata pa sila ay iminulat sa kanilang patay
na ang kanilang ama. Naniniwala naman sila sapagkat musmos pa lamang ay namatay ang kanilang ina. Nang magkaroon
ng sapat na isip, palibhasay may kaya ang nuno si Elias ay nag-aral sa mga Heswitas samantalang ang kapatid na babae
ay sa Concordia. Nagmamahalan silang magkapatid at ang pag-igkas ng panahon ay hindi nila namamalayan. Namatay
ang kanilang nuno kayat umuwi silang magkapatid upang asikasuhin ang kanilang kabuhayan.
Maganda ang kanilang hinaharap, ang kanyang kapatid na babae ay nakatakdang ikasal sa binatang nagmamahyal sa
kanya, ngunit ang kanilang kahapon ang nagwasak sa kanilang kinabukasan. Dahil sa kanyang salapi at ugaling mapag-
mataas, isang malayong kamag-anak ang nagpamukha sa kanilang kahapong nagdaan. At ito ay pinatunayan ng isang
matandang utusan nila. Iyon pala ang kanilang ama. Namatay na naghihinagpis ang kanilang ama dahil sa pag-aakalang
siya ang naging dahilan ng kasawian nilang magkapatid. Pero, bago ito namatay naipagtapat niyang lahat ang kahapon ng
magkakapatid.

Lalong binayo ng matinding kalungkutan ang kapatid ni Elias nang mabalitaan niyang ikinasal sa iba ang kanyang
kasintahan. Isang araw nawala na lamang itot sukat.Lumipas ang anim na buwan nabalitaan na lamang ni Elias na
mayroong isang bangkay ng babaing natagpuan sa baybayuin ng Calamba na may tarak sa dibdib. Ito ang kanyang
kapatid. Dahil dito siya ay nagpagala-gala sa ibat-ibang lalawigan bunga ng ibat-ibang pagbibintang tungkol sa kanya na
hindi naman niya ginagawa. Dito natapos ang salaysay ni Elias.
Nagpalitan pa ng ibat-ibang pananaw ang dalawa hanggang sa sabihin ni Ibarra kay Elias na sabihin niya sa mga sumugo
sa kanya na siya (Ibarra) ay taus-pusong nakikiisa sa kanilang mga damdaming. Lamang, wala siyang magagawa kundi
ang maghintay pa sapagkat ang sama ay di-nagagamot ng kapwa sama rin. Dagdag pa rito, sa kasawian ng tao siya man
ay matroong kasalanan din. Nang makarating na sila sa baybayin, nagpaalam na si Ibarra at sinabi kay Elias na siya ay
limutin na at huwag babatiin sa anumang kalagayang siya ay makita nito. Nagtuloy si Elias sa kuta ni Kapitan Pablo at
sinabi sa kapitan na siya kung di rin lamang mamamatay ay tutupad sa kanyang pangako na aanib sa kanila sa sandaling
ipasiya ng pinuno na dumating na ang oras ng pakikibaka sa mga Kastila.

Even though we did not get the VICTORY, At least, we had made memories.