He was convicted and received a severe sentence, with repeated floggings, the execution of which was expected to kill him, and which was rigorously carried out; but to the astonishment of all he survived.
The executions and floggings were carried out the next day at the scene of the outrage and in the presence of some five hundred natives.
The "cat" was the regular instrument with which floggings were performed in the British army and navy.
Further floggings are inflicted with the "cat" upon convicted prisoners for breaches of discipline in prison.
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