Whipping the slave so much on their back, it formed deep long bloody gashes. These were called trees. 2. When the slave tried to run away, or stand up against the master, or plan an uprising, the master would beat severely beat or kill the slave in front of the others, as an example and warning. 3. Another was dismemberment of the body. If a slave ran away, a leg or foot might be cut of. Or if the slave was eavesdropping, and ear would be cut off.
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