Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
iirc, boxing/pugilism was sometimes referred to as a science in that period, so she beat him down with admirable badass technique, not just untrained flailing. I could be wrong, though