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considerable fame as a physician. He was also the president of the Manila University, and was deemed a leader in social and educational circles. But above all he was a patriot, and desired beyond all else the freedom of his country. He soon became the most ardent, as well as the most prominent, among the revolutionists, who looked upon him wTith awre. However, he was suspected, and he wras exiled to Perin, on the island of Dopitan. There he performed a most difficult and successful operation on , a pati en t,aan I r i s h m a n,awhose daughter fell violently in love with him. Rizal was similarly affected, and the lovers wrere soon en-
Not long after, Rizal EfHEZ^^ f^^tr^J^ ' *
was taken back to
Manila for trial. He ^^^Hili^^^^H^^^^^^^HH was condemned to ^^^^^^NH^^^^^SSBH
death. On the morning of his execution
December 6th 1806 dr jos^ rizalAthe martyred leader of the present
' ' y insurrection.
his fiancee came to
visit him. It was an affecting meetingathat last hour they were together. A sadder trysting-place surely could not be imagined than that damp cell, over which the glimmering light of dawn cast a sepulchral gloom.
And there, in that dreadful hour, on the brink of the grave, the unhappy pair were united.And there, in that dreadful hour, on the brink of the grave, the unhappy pair were united.