But it was not so easy a matter to get out of the clutches of the old wizard; he fastened on the unfortunate limb as if it were something for which he had been long seeking, and muttering some kind of incantation continued his discipline, pounding it after a fashion that set me well nigh crazy; while Mehevi, upon the same principle which prompts an affectionate mother to hold a struggling child in a dentist's chair, restrained me in his powerful grasp, and actually encouraged the wretch in this infliction
When such personages could constitute a part of the spectacle, without risking the majesty, or reverence of rank and office, it was safely to be inferred that the infliction
of a legal sentence would have an earnest and effectual meaning.
Suffice it that I submitted and went through with the cruel infliction
of a shave by a French barber; tears of exquisite agony coursed down my cheeks now and then, but I survived.
The wound was small, but the point of the blade had touched the heart of the victim, who lay on his back, pale, fixed, dead, as if he had scarcely moved after the infliction
of the blow.
The Ancient Mariner would shake his head sadly; and Daughtry, who likewise was hurt by the infliction
of hurt on unoffending animals, would sympathize with him and fetch him unbidden another of the expensive three-for-a-dollar cigars so that his feelings might be soothed.
a similar infliction
, I have done violence to my own feelings.
Anyone caught violating this rule was promptly punished by the infliction
of one of the weird penances for which Mr.
As it was, it was almost impossible to help it, for he not only bothered me with the infliction
of his own presence, but he kept me from the enjoyment of more agreeable society.