The Black Gang
A man from behind stepped forward and examined them slowly; then he came up to the leader and whispered in his ear.
"Is that so?" A new and terrible note had crept into the deep voice. "My friends and I do not like your trade, you swine. It is well that we have come provided with the necessary implement for such a case. Fetch the cat."
In silence one of the men left the room, and as his full meaning came home to the two Jews they flung themselves grovelling on the floor, screaming for mercy.
The order came out sharp and clear, and in an instant the two writhing men were seized and gagged. Only their rolling eyes and trembling hands showed the terror they felt as they dragged themselves on their knees towards the impassive leader.
"The cat for cases of this sort is used legally," he remarked. "We merely anticipate the law."
With a fresh outburst of moans the two Jews watched the door open and the inexor