When it was added that man must find joy in self-immolation, the trap was closed.
He looked as if he did not know that they took his public immolation as their rightful due, that they considered their presence as the indispensable seal of sacrament upon the occasion, that of all the hundreds he and his bride were the only ones to whom the performance was hideous.
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The monk self-immolated in protest against China’s rule of Tibet.