cries that I be taken....this is present subjunctive tense-----this phrase can be understood as (there were demands that I BE taken). It is typically used in dependent clauses with "that". It can express a wish, a demand, an emotion, a possibility, a judgement, an opinion, a necessity, or an action that is unlikely to occur or did not occur.................It has the same form as the bare infinitive in all persons.......The police insisted that he SURRENDER his gun. (not surrenders) Long LIVE the King! (not lives) It is proper, though somewhat formal, English.