Chapter 11:

The Rulers

(The Summary of “Noli Me Tangere”)

Two persons virtually rule the town of San Diego: Padre Bernardo Salvi and the Alferez of the Guardia Civil, Padre Salvi is described as a thin, sickly, and silent friar and,unlike Padre Damaso, he is more inclined to impose fines on his subordinates.  The Alferez has a wife named Doña Consolacion.  Because of his bad marriage to the doña, he is frequently drunk and compels his soldiers to drill under the hot sun.