James is ill in bed and frantically ringing for the maids; said maids, however, are taking advantage of Tara's absence and are at ease in the lounge, assisted by some of James' champagne and ignoring his bell in the process. Tara returns home to find James still unattended; she then proceeds to locate Prudence and Ermintrude, berating them suitably and then subjecting each in turn to a thorough spanking. Prudence is then sent for the punishment strap, as Ermintrude protests that she is only the junior maid. This makes no difference to Tara's subsequent strapping of each of the girls, suitably positioned over a stool. Prudence is then sent for the cane, which is applied to both, now bared, bottoms. Three days later, James is well enough to leave his bed and demands to see the evidence of the maid's punishment; he is far from satisfied that this has been adequate and decides to show Tara how it should have been done. Each maid is given a second sound spanking with James pointing out to Tara what a well-smacked bottom should look like. The strap is then introduced to each bottom with great enthusiasm and this is followed, similarly, by the cane. During Ermintrude's caning, Tara intervenes, claiming that she is only a junior maid and has already been punished once. James is incensed at having his authority questioned and sends Tara to the study where he proceeds to spank her, having already summoned the maids to witness the event. They subsequently also witness James energetically applying, in turn, both strap and cane to Tara's bare bottom. Eventually he canes an apology from Tara and we finally see all three punished bottoms together.