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  1. "''When (the torturers) first brought me back here … I wondered how much pain a plump comfortable old man would be able to endure in the name of his eccentric notions of how the Empire should conduct itself. But my torturers were not interested in degrees of pain. They were interested only in demonstrating to me what it meant to live in a body, as a body, a body which can entertain notions of justice only as long as it is whole and well, which very soon forgets them when its head is gripped and a pipe is pushed down its gullet and pints of salt water are poured into it. … They came to my cell to show me the meaning of humanity, and in the space of an hour they showed me a great deal.''"

  2. And those whom the torturers rend ,
    They patch up and darn and mend ,
    And back for more torture send .
    – Rainer Maria Rilke

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