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Rizal's letters and by repersentations that he no longer thought of her had been persuaded to marry a young English engineer. She found out the deception and died shortly after.

The famous "manifestation" asking the expulsion of the friars occurred just after Rizal left the Islands. In the difficulties which followed he was appealed to for assistance but declined to take any part he had opposed the project from the beginning as impolite and certain to result disastrously.

Rizal returned to Europe by way of Japan, where for a month he was a guest in the Spanish consulate in Yokohama, and thru America which he crossed from San Francisco to New York. As always, he compared the new sights with the familiar scenes of his own land. The banks of the Hudson did not seem so animated as those of the Pasig and for him Niagara, tho awe-inspiring, did not have the delicate charm of the waterfalls of La Laguna.

Leonore RIZAL'S BETHROTHED

Leonaore at 18: - From a

crayon drawing

by Rizal.

(This portrait is the one in the frame shown in the Library picture.)

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