The man shrieked unnaturally.
A stout major was pacing up and down the line, and regardless of the screams kept repeating: "It's a shame for a soldier to steal; a soldier must be honest, honorable, and brave, but if he robs his fellows there is no honor in him, he's a scoundrel.
Go on! Go on!" So the swishing sound of the strokes, and the desperate but unnatural screams, continued.
"Go on, go on!" said the major.

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