Alex needed to give Social Services an answer tomorrow.
First her Ashley was in the hospital, then a nurse wanted to call social services to take the kids away.
Since the abolition of flogging in the services, the use of the cat is now restricted to certain classes of offenders in military prisons (Army Act 1881, § 133).
"We were ready to call social services this morning before you showed up," Laurie admitted.
But the president needed his services in the House, and he was not elected to the Senate until 1880.