Alan was in front of Headmistress Hastings-Gore to be punished. Smoking (4 offences), cheating (she said he’d get a good ‘mark’ for that) and missing classes. Miss Birch recommended a caning of at least 4 dozen strokes with as many extras as the Head saw fit, given in rapid dozens to really stop him regaining composure. Furthermore he’d been looking up the skirts of senior girls. Only a serious punishment would do. Stretched right over her desk, shorts tight across his buttocks she lined up for the first 12. He complained so that became 14. They were accurate, very hard and furiously fast. Very soon she launched into the second dozen, then the third to his bleats and gasps. Lining up for the final 12 he asked “More, Miss?” “Oh yes” she replied, scarcely able to hide her anticipation. It would be on the bare next time.