|Or rather, behind two horses|
A somewhat more wondrous story is told of his first questioning. He was hauled into a temple and commanded to sacrifice to the stone idols there. He declined, and then an earthquake cast down every idol, smashing them on the stone floor of the place. As they hauled him outside, and aftershock destroyed the temple itself. Being portently illiterate, the eparch then tortured him for awhile before dragging him behind a wild horse.