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The next morning, when in the presence of the whole brigade Private Greene was shot to death by a squad of his comrades, Lieutenant Dudley turned his back upon the sorry performance and muttered a prayer for mercy, in which himself was included.
Gore acted fully up to the maxim laid down by slaveholders,-- "It is better that a dozen slaves should suffer under the lash, than that the overseer should be convicted, in the presence of the slaves, of having been at fault.
he pleaded, kneeling on the bare floor and bowing his head in the presence of the task that lay before him.