It was Christmas morning.  Lucy Bailey had been looking forward to this day eagerly. Perched on her pillows was her two favourite cuddly Christmas soft toys Father Christmas and Sidney Snowman. Eagerly she began unwrapping the presents that had mysteriously arrived over night. Lucy had been hoping to receive some money that she could spend on a clothes shopping spree and a new mobile phone.  As she unwrapped present after present she was horrified, there was no money nor a new phone. She knew that she hadn’t been the best behaved girl over the year but she didn’t expect Santa to fill her stocking with paddles, straps and a wicked crook-handled cane. And the most puzzling thing was – who was going to use them on her…

 

 

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