Demetrio and his men are impressed with Luis and his ideas with reclaiming what is rightfully theirs. A couple men decide to take their women with them when they leave, and Demetrio plans on leaving in the next twenty-four hours. Demetrio checks with Luis to see if he is courting Camilla. Luis informs him that he is not interested in her at all and that she like Demetrio but is afraid of him.
Near the end of the day, Camilla went to fetch water as she normally does. Luis went at the same time to talk to her. He wanted to thank her for all of her help and kindness and to say goodbye. She expresses her frustration in him ignoring her. He pushes her to take interest in Demetrio. After all, he will become a general and will be able to provide her with wealth and a great life. She tells him that she only cares for him. In her shame she has him leave. When she turns around, he is gone. She walks along the river and catches her reflection in the water. She had dressed in her best to please Luis, yet it did no good. He rejected her all the same. As she wept, nature seemed to follow her lead as the frogs chanted a sad song and a dove cried as well.