|They took brushes to tar the hanging body... Then whips, which they raised together. It was impossible not to admire the vigorous precision with which the metal strips, instead of slipping upon the skin's surface, struck, thanks to the tar, into the flesh's core, slashing furrows as deep as the bones' more resistant obstacle could reasonably allow. I have refrained from the temptation of taking a voluptuous view of this bizarre spectacle-though less profoundly comical than anyone had a right to expect. Yet, despite good resolutions made beforehand, how could their female force, or the muscles of their forearms, be ignored? Imperative to mention that skill in their manner of seIecting the most sensitive parts, face and groin, if I lay claim to tell the absolute truth.