When the Apaches stake Hondo out to die, you'd think they'd strip him naked in order to expose every inch of his body to the merciless rays of the sun and to the tormenting bites of crawling insects. Yet in this case they not only leave on his pants but his boots as well! And when one of them gets ready to pour hot coals on Hondo's bare chest, you'd think the Apache would do so slowly, a few coals at a time, in order to draw out the torture, rather than dumping them all at once. And why do they have their fire so far away from their victim? Why not build the fire between Hondo's spread-apart legs?
Silva: (to Hondo) Your dying will be slow and hard.