A common torture. The author on this
occasion pinched a tin of fruit from the Japanese
cookhouse and was caught by a Jap guard. It was
part of the Red Cross consignments for the POWs
which never reached the prisoners, but were
always confiscated by the laps for their own use.
The victim is tied to a tree in view of the lap
guard house. A bucket of fresh water is placed in
front of him and he is then left for a period of
about 48 hours. A period which usually suffices
for the victim to collapse. Anyone trying to
approach him suffers the same treatment. A tricky
situation arises the next day, when the laps
insist that he tums out for work on the railway.