The school bell rang. I knocked on the study door. Ms W’s sophisticated, stern, sitting at her desk. I instinctively knew I was in trouble. I was late for school. Miss Johnson had given me lines “I must not be late for school”. Checking Ms W pointed out number 9! Lines were not enough. She gave me 6 of the strap on my hands. It had been brought to her attention my failure to complete homework. She administered 6 strokes of the senior cane followed by an OTK hand spanking. As she felt this was having no effect my skirt was raised, revealing stockings and suspenders. Incorrect uniform. A further 6 strokes of the cane were given. None of the above were the reason I had been called to the office. In full school uniform I had been seen smoking and conducting myself in an immoral act with boys from the adjoining academy. I protested. She ordered me to bend over and touch my toes. I received 6 strokes for smoking, 6 strokes for lewd behaviour and 6 strokes for lying. A painful lesson was learnt.