This mistress knew that her slave was hungry but she used that knowledge to punish him. He had been a bad boy and he needed to be punished. The mistress felt that it was the right thing to do to him as it would teach him what he needed to be taught. She bought some food and instead of giving it to him, she crushed it and made him watch her do it. She then made him eat the crushed food from the ground and from her feet.