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A TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT.

i A naval officer writing to the Western Motning News , states that a horrible story story is current at Sfax which appears to have good foundation. An Arab shot and killed a Frenchman, and was captured and brought to drumhead court-martial. On being interrogated he confessed to having killed the Frenchman, giving as his reason that his Prophet told him that it was the proper thing to do. The commandant of the French forces retorted that it was a very wicked thing, and as there was a difference of opinion he should know which was right. The Arab was thereupon sentenced to be lashed to the corpse and buried with it, and this was done.

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A TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 528, 7 January 1882

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A TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 528, 7 January 1882

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