Author: Patricia Laurel
At 12 Joselito had just gone through all the schooling available in his tiny hometown of Dapitan and wondered that awaited him in life without further education. Then one night he saw a stranger disembark on the shore accompanied by soldiers headed for the Casa Real. Later it was rumored that the stranger was a dangerous man, best for all to stay away from. But curious and observant from a distance, Joselito came to believe otherwise, and pleaded with his parents to approach the man.