I Am An executioner offers a fiercely creative—and deeply morbid—vision of what it takes to stay alive.
He told the executioner, he was a strong man, and Prayed to be put out of misery as soon as possible.
St. Bartholomew and the executioner with the knife to fulfil the martyr.
“Oh, by a new method, which I have invented myself,” declared the executioner.
Lafemas looked at the Governor, and the Governor at the executioner, and so round.
“You might leave me your card,” said the Dodo to the executioner, pressing a small coin into his hand.
The executioner commanded them to put off their clothes, which they refused.
executioner of thy country, read the decree of thy punishment!
And why would an executioner that is higher again in the profession be checked.
For what's the object of being an executioner if one can't execute?
(Mark 6:27). Instead of the Greek word, Mark here uses a Latin word, speculator, which literally means "a scout," "a spy," and at length came to denote one of the armed bodyguard of the emperor. Herod Antipas, in imitation of the emperor, had in attendance on him a company of speculatores. They were sometimes employed as executioners, but this was a mere accident of their office. (See MARK, GOSPEL OF.)