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The Safe-Conduct book
Early in 1891, Jose Rizal returned to Paris, where he revisited his former friends, and so passed to Ghent. There he settled himself to the finishing of "El Filibusterismo" and worked without further interruption until the book was done and on its way to the publisher. The situation of his family caused him a harrowing anxiety. It was for his sake that they were subjected to the abominable persecutions of the petty tyrants of the existing System. His soul revolted at the idea that they should be thus tormented while he was safely out of the range of his enemies' venom. But Rizal was never deceived as to the nature of the trap into which he was walking. Therefore, he prepared and left with a friend two documents to be made public if his enemies should succeed in killing him. Rizal wrote to him, asking for permission and a safe-conduct to visit Manila.