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Mistress’s detention periods are no picnic, as Daphne was soon to find out. No “teenager” relishes the thought of a tongue (or whip) lashing from a figure of authority and girls can be far more difficult to deal with than boys. Often truculent, self-absorbed and argumentative, they have much to learn (and endure) from time spent with me. Appearing as trying to please cuts no ice with this headmistress! After a severe talking to, there followed an exam, which would show how much revision time had been spent on the topics involved. Needless to say, failure to achieve the 80% target resulted in some target practice of my own. A red-faced (and bottomed) Daphne was sent on her way – would her lesson be learned?