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Noli Me Tangere: Summary and Analysis of Chapter 48 (The Enigma)


Summary:
The archbishop grants pardon to Ibarra and removes the penalty of excommunication.  Crisostomo feels a pang of jealousy when he sees Maria Clara with Linares.  He proceeds to visit his schoolhouse, which is still under construction.  The architect updates him on the recent progress of the building.  Ibarra spots Elias helping out in the construction, and requests to see the full list of workers.  The architect leaves, and Ibarra approaches Elias.  Elias asks if he could speak with him later in the afternoon by the river, and Ibarra agrees.  Elias walks away, and Nol Juan approaches Ibarra, handing over to him the list of workers.  Elias's name is not there.

Points of Note:
The term "taguling" refers to a narrow canal where water flows through land. 

Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Why does Elias want to speak to Ibarra?
Answer: He wants to talk to Ibarra regarding Captain Pablo and the rest of the prosecuted men.


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