Yes, he was serious.

You wouldn’t dare” were the last words she said before being hauled over his knee. Miss Grumpy is in for a very long and painful attitude adjustment.

 

 

What a sweet and innocent face. She knows she deserves what’s about to happen. She’s even clutching the blanket in preparation.

 

“I’m too old!”

“Not in this house you aren’t.”

 

Crikey, he was serious. Now I’m in for it. I just wish I could learn not to answer back. He said something about a hairbrush he kept just for occasions like this. What does that mean?

“Are you the new girl?”

“Yes, Sir. My name is Sarah.”

“Well Sarah, welcome to your new school. Please follow me to my study so I can explain the school rules.”

“All girls are expected to follow the rules, otherwise they will receive a visit with the cane just like this naughty girl.”

“Oh my, I promise I’ll follow all the rules Sir.”

“I’ll be a good student, Sir. But, Sir, I’m too old to be punished like that. I’m almost nineteen and in my last school they had done away with that sort of punishment.”

“Precisely Sarah, and that is why your parents sent you here. We haven’t done away with the more traditional methods of education here at this school. And so you are aware, I have a signed letter from your parents given permission to apply these methods.”

“Now here is a fine example, Sarah.”