Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Story Of The Day - The Chivalrous Boy

Our next 'Story of the Day' is The Chivalrous Boy by Arthur James Blimp which has been recommended by LSF member, Opb

"This is, at the time of reviewing, the only one of over 20,000 items in the LSF to have the word 'chivalrous' in the title. This is peculiar as this virtue should not be far from the hearts of spankos as a rule. Blimp takes a fairly standard school infraction-punishment story and not only treats it with some beautifully toned detail, but improves on it dramatically with the super-plot of the chivalrous lie which forms a love triangle birthed in the pain of a caning.

The characters are familiar but well drawn – The stern and implacable schoolmistress, the insouciant regular offender, the innocent caught up in matters outside his experience, and the sweet girl surprisingly able to take her punishment as well as the famed Kennedy, whose mention is suitably passing. The details are superb: the smells and silences draw you into the House mistress' study - the ticking of the clock of Damocles, the dampness of the boy's head as it touches the leather chair and the shocking sight of the girl's already caned behind.

That the point of view changes between the characters doesn't matter, as they all have a unique perspective on the events they are caught up in. My own perspective is that it's an excellent example of the school discipline story improved upon by a good writer.

Being the 'new kid' in a new school is never easy. Scott finds himself in quite a moral dilemma when he tells a lie to keep a pretty girl from getting additional swats with a cane. But coming to a damsel's aid has its benefits!

synopsis by pierced8x

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