Latour responds that the priests in his diocese will be celibate. Martinez scoffs and declares that he'll establish his own church if Latour challenges him. He threatens Latour that he will die an early death if he persists in enforcing the celibacy rule. Trinidad leaves, and Latour reproaches Martinez for loose talk. He also negatively criticizes the caliber of the young man. Martinez responds that Trinidad will be curate to his uncle and can be very devout when he wishes. Latour dislikes the atmosphere of the house, with giggling women and the hedonistic snores of Martinez. When he rises to close Martinez's door to shut out his snoring, Latour discovers the hair of a woman discarded from a brush in the corner of the room, which disgusts him even more. Latour sees another side of Martinez the next day when the latter conducts High Mass. The church
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