It's not even 1 week ago that Elin had been told to take better care of her grades. More precisely, it was clearly announced that each and any further bad grade will result in immediate punishment. A clear and precise threat, but well... obviously not clear enough for Elin! So this time, when she ruefully presents bad grades again in spite of her final warning only a few days ago, this time she does not hear moving words from Headmaster Tom. This time she only hears her own whining and sobbing while the cane is relentlessly hitting her bottom, again and again. Over her trousers first, followed by a caning on her bare bottom.