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Spanking the Maid
On the surface, this book is a story about a maid and a master. Neither of them have names nor do we even know what they look like. The maid is striving to achieve perfection as defined by the master and "the manuals." Every time she makes an error--no matter how slight, she backs out of the room and begins the task again. When the master finds fault with her, he punishes her. He is frustrated with her, frustrated with her not only because she is imp...

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