Michael has a very contentious relationship with his father, the headmaster at his prep school. As you would expect, Headmaster Thomas expects a high standard of behaviour from all of his students, but holds his own son even above that. During the second semester, Michael was involved in an embarrassing prank with a group of his classmates; all were disciplined with the cane and it proved to be a sufficient correction for their rowdiness. Now that the school year is over, Michael is the last student at the campus while he waits for his father to complete his administrative duties. His father takes him aside and tells him his punishment for the prank is not finished. Now that his studies are over, he must take his punishment like a man, and he must endure the lash of the birch, as the Headmaster himself endured when he was a youth. Michael has no choice but to lower his trousers and bend over and wait for the pain. His father remains calm and gives him ten lashes with the bundle of birch twigs, and Michael’s buttocks are quickly looking raw and inflamed. The entire scene is heavenly for British corporal punishment enthusiasts — Click here to see the full Birching scene by navigating to the M|M section.