And on the morning of the 21st of June, 1621, while drums rolled incessantly to drown any sound of protest, twenty-seven of the foremost citizens of Prague were executed in the marketplace. Three were hanged, the rest beheaded. Before the head of Dr. Jessenius, the Rector of the University, was struck off, his tongue was cut out of his mouth.
Jana Sterbak, Czechoslovakia/Canada
Tongue, supplementary note in english
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