Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
He stood up again and said: "Wawsley or Wurss-ley — however you call yourself — you have a hundred lines!"
have a hundred lines = copying text is a common penalty for misbehavior in English and American schools
Thanks for your efforts.
Your interpretation is correct. Mind you, copying 100 lines isn't all that common these days.