They were praying for the Lord to show them a way out of the fire when one of the sisters screamed, “We need to take off our robes, tie them together and climb down to safety.”
Despite the problems with modesty and decorum, this is what they did.
Later as they were recounting the event to reporters, they were asked if they were afraid of the crude rope breaking.
“Oh, no,” they said. “You see, old habits are hard to break.”