The Teacher Of Gym With The Scottish Tawse
a following history of my Infancy in a School of England.
Me Italian boy, lived in England for more than three years, and therefore I attended the Primary and Secondary School. As I told my precedent story, I discovered the cane after three months from my transfer from Italy. I broke a glass of a window of the School with the ball, but it was not my intention to make damages..
In the Office of the Headmaster I saw for the first time the cane , I received six strokes of cane on the bottom in rapids succession. That was my first impact with the severe and rigid discipline of the Schools of the UK:
One day in Gym, the teacher was momentarily absent, he replaced the ill Headmaster, therefore The teacher of Gym went to the Reception office to sign some documents.
Us boys remained in Gym without any control, all of us boys, already in t - shirt and shorts of white color we camped out between the Gym and the courtyard to play.
It happened that my friend proposed to smoke us a cigarette, therefore, me the friend and another companion we were busy to smoke the cigarette behind the Gym.
Suddenly, fifty-fifty cigarette, was open at the Gardener that it reported our awkward behavior to the teacher of Gym.
Past ten minutes, the teacher reached the Gym, he was furious and he called to us three boys to the center of the Gym.
I want to specify that the teacher of Gym was of Scottish origins, he privileged to use the strap Tawse of often leather, also on the naked legs of us boys.
The teacher after the classical sermon on our behavior, lined up to the two sides of the vaulting horse our classmates.
I was the first called, the teacher said that he in absence of the Headmaster, decided the appropriate punishment.
We deserved 12 strokes of strap each. the teacher immediately made us remove the shorts and me I was the first one to bend me on the horse in wood. L' very scrupulous Teacher, lifted mine t-shirt on the shoulders to have ample vision of the bottom without obstacles of cloth, he inflicted the twelve strokes of strap on the bottom and on the back of the thighs. The strokes of strap on the legs were more painful.
With the identical procedure, he handled the canings of the other two companions.
The remaining schoolmates lined up to assist to the punishment were in absolute silence, the last strokes of strap, those on the legs, made us howl for the pain.
at the end of the canings, in the showers, us three boys we looked at the respective marks on the bottom and on the legs, they were visible well.
In the late afternoon I reentered to Home, and my mother realized that I had been punished, in fact she noticed the showy marks that I had on the back of the thighs, in fact with the shorts they were evident well.
I said that I had been noticed while I was smoking, and that the teacher of Gym has punished us with the strap Tawse.
My Mother said that I had deserved the punishment, and that that evening, I would have had the remainder of the Dad punishment.
In fact that evening my Father punished me with the strap. I Had the bottom in flames and the painful legs, the marks lasted two weeks and more.
I apologize if my writing in language English is very bad.