The pitiful groans from all sides and the torturing pain in his thigh, stomach, and back distracted him.
Her first thought was that he was sending her to Death as a means of torturing her or at least, nailing home the point that he had won this round with Gabriel.
Torturing the prisoner, and of tampering with the judges 4 by consulting them before the trial; nay, he is even represented as selecting this poor clergyman to serve for an example to terrify the disaffected, as breaking into his study and finding there a sermon never intended to be preached, which merely encouraged the people to resist tyranny.'
His visions were more than just his death; they were the first-person experience of the torturing and killing of many, many others, as if she were mutilating others.
If he was half as creative at torturing people and planning his battles as he was in bed, he was more than capable of doing it.