Ayn Rand's 'An Excerpt From Dockingham'

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Dockingham As we stand in an ellipse and almost hover over the looming fire and the innocent prey that lay unconscious on the gravel near the fire, I wonder how I got there. A small town shrouded in the mist of a moonless night, was little Dockingham. A town abandoned during the Second World War, just off the Mediterranean Sea and a port that was used as a healing camp of the wounded by the Nazis. Who would have ever guessed that they would be the ones to wipe out the fellow helpful townspeople? What was once a cheery, unselfish and capable little town was now in ruins; but the Nazis made one mistake, they missed her. “He’s awake…” a elderly spoke in a hushed and yet hollow tone consisting of a hint of Chinese accent. “We should use his body, its still fresh and fragile. The ritual would be perfect, if the flames can last the night,” a creaky female voice, much like a wolf’s, “ after all, how long do we have to be tormented for a sin we did not commit”. “Are you forgetting your place, bitch? You have no right in the matter, let the master decide his worth…boy, be glad, you get to live another day.” A masculine British accent that cuts through the night, followed by a hush and a…show more content…
The unconscious boy was the son of some important official in the military and thus was essential if we wanted an advantage against one of the toughest country in the world. His hands were bound, and he was tortured until he was willing to cooperate, he was only as old as me, fourteen. I was taken away as the master’s son and was not allowed to see, but from what I heard, the Agnikai involved setting the boy on fire in front of his father, blackmailing him, forcing him to agree to our terms otherwise letting the boy burn. I was told to carry the boy to the dungeon, he was a mess. Bits of skin from different parts of his body were peeled off, he had no muscle or meat in some parts of his body and he was overall burned, it was too gruesome and too

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