Punishment day in the disciplinary life of an school in colonial Africa; when the boys and girl boarders, local lads & lasses & their mothers, and even the staff are properly dealt with in traditional & severe style! Very detailed reminiscences from direct experience of the customary disciplinary regimes of the '20s & 30s. Authentic period detail of corporal punishment of juveniles & adults. Mostly of boys, with some anecdotes & comments on how things differed for girls, plus comments on its relevance for the present. Plus a story of a schoolmarm who continues her corporal punishment career, with both local 'boys' & 'girls' and former pupils long after she and her girls have left school.