Everywhere intense indignation was aroused by the cruel tortures and executions.
He too is flouted, and in his rage tortures and slays her and her companions.
When serious proof existed against one who denied his crime, he could be submitted to the question by torture; and if under torture he avowed his fault and confirmed his guilt by subsequent confession he was punished as one convicted; but should he retract he was again to be submitted to the tortures or condemned to extraordinary punishment.
And these writers delight to paint with minuteness the horrible tortures to which he was exposed and the marvellous actions which the saint performed at his death.
The tortures which some of these wretches will inflict upon themselves are almost incredible.
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