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Examples of Alcayde
In the evening they brought him his first meal, which he ate heartily, and slept a little during the night following.
Don Francisco told him, very coolly, that he had other business on hand, and, nothing moved, rang a silver bell.
If one of the victims, in despair, or pain, or delirium, attempted to pronounce a prayer, even to God, or dared to utter a cry, the jailers would run to the cell, rush in, and beat him cruelly, for terror to the rest.
Four guards were stationed in each long gallery, open, indeed, at each end, but awfully silent, as if it were the passage of a catacomb.
This alcayde walked first out of the cell; Dellon uncovered and shorn, and with legs and feet bare, followed him; the guard walked behind.
But, notwithstanding many tears and entreaties, he could not obtain one until fifteen days had passed away.