Miss Beaumont has tried everything in her power to make Turner a better pupil. No matter what she does, he deliberately flouts to rules and traditions of the school, bullies pupils, especially the younger ones, has no interest in his school work and seems to be doing everything in his power to to sully the reputation of the boarding school. She send him to the Headmistress’ study where she pleads with Miss Hastings to sort him out. Miss Beaumont reads out a very long list of crimes and the answer is clear; he needs a thorough caning! And it won’t be just a few. He is so shocked at the severity of the caning he asks for a pause to compose himself, before the Head dishes out more. Miss Beaumont finishes off the punishment with some caning of her own on his already sore bottom!