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CHAPTER IX

pace and Denis waited. A breeze from the open window made him shiver. He heard voices and laughter in School Yard. Then the blood rushed to his cheeks, as the birch fell. The force of the first few strokes was heavier than the pain. His whole body seemed to tremble. But as the sharp twigs broke the flesh, he bit his lip to restrain a sound. Fusee pressed tighter against the involuntary recoil. Denis counted six. Gradually in the heat and damp of his clothes, rucked up from the waist, he felt detached from the deadening pain below. Far away, another stroke fell. Praepostor had pretended to look out of the window in pain and dignity. Out of the corner of his eye he saw the birch, now ragged at its fringe, make the final sweep. The headmaster drew back. Denis was hustled bleeding into his trousers. " That's all right, sir," whispered Fusee. "You stood it like an 'ero," and he got out of the room. It hurt damnably, with a dull throbbing pain, quite unlike the stinging cuts of Freeman's house cane, which at the time had hurt a great deal more.
Thank heavens there was nobody by the school notice board. No curious glances to detect signs of suffering. Denis waited till the others came out. Oliver had got ten, either because he looked more robust, or because the head usher was enjoying himself, as Peter suggested. They walked stiffly back to Wren's.
" It was bloody well worth it," said Oliver. " My father was never swiped, anyhow."
" And mine will say that I've disgraced the family name, if he hears of it," thought Denis.
" My father will laugh when he sees seven and six for a birch on my bill," said Peter. " The head usher, who invented the custom, had humour."

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