The boy who slowly approaches his father to receive a promised whipping, does so because he wants to.
You want a whipping for saying such things, that’swhat you want!”
By which magnanimous speech he not only saved his conqueror a whipping, but got back all his ascendancy over the boys which his defeat had nearly cost him.
Anne would have infinitely preferred a whipping to this punishment under which her sensitive spirit quivered as from a whiplash.
“You see, Miss Feely,” said Rosa, “I don’t mind the whipping so much, if Miss Marie or you was to do it; but, to be sent to a man!
I was timid when I was young, and was a good deal frightened several times, and if I saw anything strange I used to turn and look at it—you see, with our blinkers one can't see or understand what a thing is unless one looks round—and then my master always gave me a whipping, which of course made me start on, and did not make me less afraid.
But this good prince was sogracious as to forgive the poor page his whipping, upon promisethat he would do so no more, without special orders.
When you ducked away from the fields this morning, you could have earned a whipping for the men around you."
Being a healthy, active boy, there was a great deal of mischief in him, and in her attempts to discipline him the mother scolded, berated, and often cuffed and slapped him, occasionally administering a whipping.