Summoned for Discipline contains nine short stories in which young women find themselves facing the prospect of traditional corporal punishment at the hands of various authority figures.
Per Ardua ad Astra
In an American boarding school on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack, the paddle proves the simplest way to deal with an unpleasant, troublesome quarrel between feisty senior girls.
The Cane on a Rainy Day
A rainy day in England when the headmistress is already in a bad mood turns out not to be the best time for a young lady to break school rules.
Concerning Jennifer Franklin
Jennifer learned the hard way that it is not wise to be caught fooling around with a boy while still at boarding school, but years later she has come to view the incident in a very different light.
A Question of Law
When a young miscreant is accused of stealing from her classmates, will the police and courts need to become involved or can the matter be handled unofficially by her school?
The Princess and the Agent
An exiled princess poses as a student in an old-fashioned boarding school while in hiding from her family’s enemies, but will she be subject to the same rules and discipline as the other girls?
Though Natalie’s housemistress is fond of her, rebellion and rudeness cannot be tolerated, and when she pushes things too far Natalie finds her bottom bared for a painful chastisement.
A fight between two sisters leads to a caning for the instigator, even at age eighteen, but the punishment reminds her mother of an incident which took place while she was still in school.
After her carelessness results in her school group being thrown out of an art gallery, a young lady is taught a firm lesson in the headmistress’ office.
Though she is used to strict discipline in her very traditional American family, when Katie defies her rich, snobbish aunt the results turn out to be quite different than she would have expected.
Publisher’s Note: While many of the stories contained in Summoned for Discipline share a school setting, it is made clear in all of them that the characters are over the age of eighteen. In addition to depictions of corporal punishment, some of the stories also include sexual scenes.