El Palmar celebrates its most important festival, the raffle of fishing spots. Fortune smiles on Tonet, who obtains "La Seguiota", the preferential place. Cañamel provides Tonet with the money and the arts for the exploitation of the place and this makes them partners. On the night of San Juan, some young people sing songs in front of the tavern that tarnish the honor of Cañamel. Tonet comes to their defense fighting with them. Cañamel ends up breaking his friendship with Tonet and prohibits him from entering his house and his tavern.
Lacking Neleta's love and lacking the shelter of the tavern, Tonet returns to his father's house and to work. Cañamel is increasingly ill, so he moves to Ruzafa, accompanied by Neleta's aunt. A few days later, the aunt returns to tell Neleta that Samaruca, Cañamel's sister-in-law, is in Ruzafa. Neleta marches to Ruzafa and throws Samaruca out of there. Alone with Cañamel, he manages to see the content of his will, where she appears as universal heiress as long as she remains a widow. Neleta returns after the funeral, but, without being seen, she tells Tonet to visit her that night...