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On tiptoe it was destined to remain, however, until afternoon; when Squeers, having refreshed himself with his dinner, and further strengthened himself by an extra libation or so, made his appearance (accompanied by his amiable partner) with a countenance of portentous import, and a fearful instrument of flagellation, strong, supple, wax-ended, and new,--in short, purchased that morning, expressly for the occasion.
Additional topics are Islamic duties in history, festivals, the flagellations of Muharram and the Shi'ite Ulama, and Islam in the mirror of ritual.
Jurists in Toulouse remained involved in penitential activities--processions, flagellations, works of charity--until near the end of the eighteenth century.