I don't see a thread discussing the manner in which the boys were tied. This discussion has been conducted on other boards, so I thought I would put it here, too. The boys were not tied in the traditional manner usually referred to as "hog tying" (wrist to wrist and ankle to ankle). They were tied wrist to ankle on both sides. There was quite a bit of slack left in the bindings - so much that the bindings could not have been for restraint purposes. See this video: http://rugsville.yuku.com/topic/1062 So, why were the boys tied in such an unusual manner? I have an explanation, but I'd like to hear from others before I give my (and most of the supporters I know) explanation.