Miss had had enough of lazy, dawdling pupils. Average grades were down and the School’s reputation at risk. She wasn’t prepared to put up with even the slightest deviation from her chosen course, work, work, work and absolutely no slacking whatsoever. Once Miss had got herself into this mode, then heaven forbid anyone who came up short. Poor Brown! He wasn’t slow, he wasn’t a genius but he was caught out and in the wrong place at the wrong time. Instead of being given some lines or being put in detention, he was hauled in front of an angry Headmistress for a spanking and a mean no-nonsense caning.