The Brethren were teachers of literacy, Christian pacifists, reformers who traveled in small secret groups to liberate others. The church-state hunted them as them radicals and heretics, condemning their teachings and pacifism as a threat to the recruitment of armies. With their underground printing press, one small cell of idealists struggled to liberate others, and some came to love them. Capture meant torture and burning. How long could they hope to live?