Sometimes when you see misbehaving children you wish that some sort of horrible punisment would be meted out to them right then and there. Annoyingly though, they usually get away with it and you have to go on your way wishing that their parents knew what discipline meant. Grrrr.
In 1938 a young Indian boy was misbehaving in class and was banished to the woodshed as punishment.
Unfortunately for the boy, a passing boa-constrictor took a fancy to him and being squeezed and eaten became part of the punishment.
When this terrible thing was discovered they freed the boy from the snake’s innards and he was found to be still alive, although unconcious. Sadly, he died later in hospital.
Can you imagine this teacher ever having discipline problems in his class again? I expect that once the terrible fate of this boy became known the mere threat of being sent to the shed was enough to make any of the other school children behave!
Of course, expecting any of them to ever go out to the shed for wood again might have been a bit much…