A Voyage to Abyssinia by Father Jerome Lobo





 -   They made great rejoicings all the
night, on account of having it in their power to revenge their
relation; and - Page 90
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They Made Great Rejoicings All The Night, On Account Of Having It In Their Power To Revenge Their Relation; And The Unhappy Criminals Had The Mortification Of Standing By To Behold This Jollity, And The Preparations Made For Their Execution.

The Abyssins have three different ways of putting a criminal to death:

One way is to bury him to the neck, to lay a heap of brambles upon his head, and to cover the whole with a great stone; another is to beat him to death with cudgels; a third, and the most usual, is to stab him with their lances. The nearest relation gives the first thrust, and is followed by all the rest according to their degrees of kindred; and they to whom it does not happen to strike while the offender is alive, dip the points of their lances in his blood to show that they partake in the revenge. It frequently happens that the relations of the criminal are for taking the like vengeance for his death, and sometimes pursue this resolution so far that all those who had any share in the prosecution lose their lives.

I being informed that these two men were to die, wrote to the viceroy for his permission to exhort them, before they entered into eternity, to unite themselves to the Church. My request being granted, I applied myself to the men, and found one of them so obstinate that he would not even afford me a hearing, and died in his error.

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