Chapter 23:

A Corpse

(The Summary of “El Filibusterismo”)

Basilio reads some medical books when Simoun arrives at Capitan Tiago's house.  Simoun convinces Basilio in vain to assist in the revolution initiated by the jeweler.  Simoun adds that a revolution is necessary to rescue Maria Clara at the Sta. Clara nunnery.  Basilio informs Simoun that Maria Clara is dead.  Simoun leaves the house weeping, tormented and bereaved.