[DWJ] corporal punishment

Sally Odgers sally at sallyodgers.com
Wed Mar 9 18:23:39 EST 2011


Amy March got caned on the hands for taking pickled limes to school. 

Sally Odgers

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 08:18:41  1000, Kathleen wrote:
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:
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> > 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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