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Once, in stark mutiny at so much pain, she deliberately stopped and addressed her tormentor.
Dazed, suffering intolerable pain from throat and tongue, with the life half throttled out of him, Buck attempted to face his tormentors.
More tormentors, Buck decided, for they were evil-looking creatures, ragged and unkempt; and he stormed and raged at them through the bars.
Stung by his language, his tormentors had immediately bristled at him with a great show of resenting unjust oaths.
He raised his voice in a perfect frenzy of shrieks, growls, and hideous moans, the while he reared upon his hind legs in futile attempt to reach first one and then the other of his tormentors.
He looked as a tortured man might look when his tormentors gave the rack the last turn of possible endurance.
Before that estimable lady could recover herself, or offer the slightest retaliation, she was forced into a kneeling posture by a crowd of shouting tormentors, and compelled to swallow a spoonful of the odious mixture, rendered more than usually savoury by the immersion in the bowl of Master Wackford's head, whose ducking was intrusted to another rebel.
Finally, however, he lost all patience and turning to his tormentors, he said to them threateningly:
Katie previously wrote in her autobiography of her devastation after hearing her tormentor was applying for parole.
ONCE again Eddie Sanders, the tormentor of Christians, uses his hackneyed logic to connect the hideous crime of cold-bloodied murder by brainwashed fanatics with the followers of Christ (Letters, December 27).
I sometimes think that running, which was a sort of tormentor in my youth, has returned to be a friendly codger in my old age - that what was Joe Stalin has turned into Dixon of Dock Green" - Sir Christopher Chataway, former international athlete and politician, who, approaching 80, took part in the Great North Run.
ROBBED of his childhood by a perverted uncle, an abuse victim last night vowed to finally start living again after watching his tormentor jailed.