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An Eagle Flight A Filipino Novel Adapted from Noli Me Tangere   By: (1861-1896)

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I have in this rough work shaped out a man Whom this beneath world doth embrace and hug With amplest entertainment: my free drift Halts not particularly, but moves itself In a wide sea of wax; no levell'd malice Infects one comma in the course I hold; But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, Leaving no track behind.

Timon of Athens Act 1, Scene 1.

An Eagle Flight

A Filipino Novel

Adapted from







Copyright, 1900, By McCLURE, PHILLIPS & CO.


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I. The House on the Pasig 1 II. Crisóstomo Ibarra 7 III. The Dinner 9 IV. Heretic and Filibuster 12 V. A Star in the Dark Night 15 VI. Captain Tiago and Maria 17 VII. Idylle 20 VIII. Reminiscences 23 IX. Affairs of the Country 25 X. The Pueblo 30 XI. The Sovereigns 32 XII. All Saints' Day 35 XIII. The Little Sacristans 40 XIV. Sisa 44 XV. Basilio 47 XVI. At the Manse 50 XVII. Story of a Schoolmaster 53 XVIII. The Story of a Mother 57 XIX. The Fishing Party 63 XX. In the Woods 71 XXI. With the Philosopher 79 XXII. The Meeting at the Town Hall 87 XXIII. The Eve of the Féte 94 XXIV. In the Church 102 XXV. The Sermon 105 XXVI. The Crane 109 XXVII. Free Thought 116 XXVIII. The Banquet 119 XXIX. Opinions 126 XXX. The First Cloud 130 XXXI. His Excellency 134 XXXII. The Procession 142 XXXIII. Doña Consolacion 145 XXXIV. Right and Might 150 XXXV. Husband and Wife 156 XXXVI. Projects 163 XXXVII. Scrutiny and Conscience 165 XXXVIII. The Two Women 170 XXXIX. The Outlawed 176 XL. The Enigma 181 XLI. The Voice of the Persecuted 183 XLII. The Family of Elias 187 XLIII. Il Buon di si Conosce da Mattina 193 XLIV. La Gallera 196 XLV. A Call 201 XLVI. A Conspiracy 204 XLVII. The Catastrophe 208 XLVIII. Gossip 212 XLIX. Væ Victis 217 L. Accurst 221 LI. Patriotism and Interest 224 LII. Marie Clara Marries 232 LIII. The Chase on the Lake 242 LIV. Father Dámaso Explains Himself 247 LV. The Nochebuena 251



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