[DWJ] corporal punishment

Kathleen kathleen.jennings at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 17:18:41 EST 2011


There's a severe whipping in A Fortunate Life (A B Facey) but that is a memoir.

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On 10/03/2011, at 3:25 AM, Gili Bar-Hillel <hptranslator at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear DWJers,
> 
> I'm straying off topic, but this list is so wonderful for identifying books
> that I can't help myself.
> I'm trying to remember a book in which a schoolgirl gets caned across the
> palms of the hands. It's something like "What Katy Did" or "Anne of Green
> Gables"... Her hands hurt so badly she can hardly hold a pencil afterwards.
> Does anyone remember such a scene?
> And in general, I'm looking for references in works of fiction to children
> being punished by adults, in particular memoirs and fiction from the 19th
> century, punishment at school, and corporal punishment. I've come up so far
> with the paddling in "The Great Brain", Silas Marner sticking Eppie the coal
> shed... I'm sure there are tons more that I can't recall right now. Help
> appreciated!
> 
> Gili
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