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Ellen G. White in Europe 1885-1887, Page 180

their homes, they were driven like cattle across this plain, and were forced off the edge of the cliff. And what was their offense? They believed the Bible and dared to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. This, Rome would not tolerate.

“We are told that thousands were driven off from this precipice to be mangled and torn to pieces or instantly killed by their descent upon the sharp and jagged rocks. Some bodies were suspended upon the pointed rocks, which fastened into their clothing, and their remains were found two or three weeks afterward.”—Ibid.

Then God's messenger added soberly, “And this is the church which claims to be a successor in the direct line of Jesus Christ and the apostles!” (ibid).

Finally on Thursday, April 29, after she had spoken seven times during her visit, the White party left Italy, bound for Geneva.

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