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* TheLudovicoTechnique: Luitenant Verkramp enlists the help of a female psychiatrist to provide the police garrison with aversion therapy, with the aim of stopping them from fraternising with black girls. This is done by strapping them to chairs, propping the eyelids open and showing them slides of naked black women while electro-shocking their genitals. While this has the desired effect of making them averse to fraternising with black women, [[GoneHorriblyRight it also made them averse to fraternising with all women]] and turned them into {{Camp Gay}}s. It was even worse for one officer when the [[TooDumbTooLive terminally stupid Konstabel Els]] decided that the subject must be bored looking at all of these pictures of naked women, and started showing him slides of his last holiday to a nature reserve instead--''while continuing to administer the electric shocks to his genitals!'' A horrified Verkamp comments that the poor bugger is never going to be able to take his kids to the zoo again.

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* TheLudovicoTechnique: Luitenant Verkramp enlists the help of a female psychiatrist to provide the police garrison with aversion therapy, with the aim of stopping them from fraternising with black girls. This is done by strapping them to chairs, propping the eyelids open and showing them slides of naked black women while electro-shocking their genitals. While this has the desired effect of making them averse to fraternising with black women, [[GoneHorriblyRight it also made them averse to fraternising with all women]] and turned them into {{Camp Gay}}s. It was even worse for one officer when the [[TooDumbTooLive [[TooDumbToLive terminally stupid Konstabel Els]] decided that the subject must be bored looking at all of these pictures of naked women, and started showing him slides of his last holiday to a nature reserve instead--''while continuing to administer the electric shocks to his genitals!'' A horrified Verkamp comments that the poor bugger is never going to be able to take his kids to the zoo again.

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* TheLudovicoTechnique: Luitenant Verkramp enlists the help of a female psychiatrist to provide the police garrison with aversion therapy, with the aim of stopping them from fraternising with black girls. This is done by strapping them to chairs, propping the eyelids open and showing them slides of naked black women while electro-shocking their genitals. While this has the desired effect of making them averse to fraternising with black women, [[GoneHorriblyRight it also made them averse to fraternising with all women]] and turned them into {{Camp Gay}}s. It was even worse for one officer when the [[TooDumbTooLive terminally stupid Konstabel Els]] decided that the subject must be bored looking at all of these pictures of naked women, and started showing him slides of his last holiday to a nature reserve instead--''while continuing to administer the electric shocks to his genitals!'' A horrified Verkamp comments that the poor bugger is never going to be able to take his kids to the zoo again.


* SleepDeprivationPunishment: Sleep deptrivation is used by the Bureau of State Security's local agent, Liutnant Verkramp, on the suspected communist spies and subversives he rounds up for interrogation. They include hitherto unexpected comsymps like the manager of the local Barclay's Bank, who the interrogating officer wishes to get even with for refusing him an overdraft.

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* SleepDeprivationPunishment: Sleep deptrivation deprivation is used by the Bureau of State Security's local agent, Liutnant Verkramp, on the suspected communist spies and subversives he rounds up for interrogation. They include hitherto unexpected comsymps like the manager of the local Barclay's Bank, who the interrogating officer wishes to get even with for refusing him an overdraft.


* GeniusBonus: Dornford Yates actually existed in RealLife: he was an author who wrote a series of horrendously dated and UpToEleven hack novels, viewed even in their day as horribly bad writing extolling the virtues of a certain sort of Englishness. InUniverse, the Dornford Yates Club views him as an under-rated genius and literary great.

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* GeniusBonus: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornford_Yates Dornford Yates Yates]] actually existed in RealLife: he was an author who wrote a series of horrendously dated and UpToEleven hack novels, viewed even in their day as horribly bad writing extolling the virtues of a certain sort of Englishness. InUniverse, the Dornford Yates Club views him as an under-rated genius and literary great.


-->‘You’ll do more than that,’ the Kommandant told him. ‘If I catch you flashing the thing again, I’ll book you.’
‘What with?’ Els asked.
‘Indecent Exposure,’ snarled the Kommandant.

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-->‘You’ll do more than that,’ the Kommandant told him. ‘If I catch you flashing the thing again, I’ll book you.
‘What
’‘What with?’ Els asked.
asked.‘Indecent Exposure,’ snarled the Kommandant.


-->‘You’ll do more than that,’ the Kommandant told him. ‘If I catch you flashing the thing again, I’ll book you.’//
‘What with?’ Els asked.//
‘Indecent Exposure,’ snarled the Kommandant.

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-->‘You’ll do more than that,’ the Kommandant told him. ‘If I catch you flashing the thing again, I’ll book you.’//

‘What with?’ Els asked.//
asked.
‘Indecent Exposure,’ snarled the Kommandant.



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* TitleDrop: Van Heerden delivers this to Lieutenant Els.
-->‘You’ll do more than that,’ the Kommandant told him. ‘If I catch you flashing the thing again, I’ll book you.’//
‘What with?’ Els asked.//
‘Indecent Exposure,’ snarled the Kommandant.

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* SleepDeprivationPunishment: Sleep deptrivation is used by the Bureau of State Security's local agent, Liutnant Verkramp, on the suspected communist spies and subversives he rounds up for interrogation. They include hitherto unexpected comsymps like the manager of the local Barclay's Bank, who the interrogating officer wishes to get even with for refusing him an overdraft.

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* RecycledScript: A plot device from this novel is used again, several years later, for ''Literature/{{Wilt}}'' (1976). A man arrested by incompetent and largely useless police investigators and subjected to low-level torture, who is innocent of a crime, realises the only way forward is to create a confession which is good enough to fool the police - who are willing to accept a confesssion and aren't prepared to look too closely at it - whilst being, at the same time, so wildly preposterous that any rational court would throw it out. Unfortunately for Bishop Hazelstone, he is living in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica in UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. In his case, a sane and rational court is not a possibility.


* RaceFetish: The white policemen consider sexually assaulting black female prisoners is a rare perk in an underpaid job. Kommandant van Heerden hiself is not averse - but when he feels the need, he takes it over the border to brothels in Portuguese Mozambique, where isn't breaking any South African racial separation law. Liutnant Verkramp keeps a file on his boss to bring out when the time is right.

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* RaceFetish: The white policemen consider sexually assaulting black female prisoners is a rare perk in an underpaid job. Kommandant van Heerden hiself himself is not averse - but when he feels the need, he takes it over the border to brothels in Portuguese Mozambique, where isn't breaking any South African racial separation law. Liutnant Verkramp keeps a file on his boss to bring out when the time is right.



* TakeThat! - Sharpe's setting in "Piemburg" - a thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Pietermauritzburg, the city in the Transvaal where he worked prior to deportation as an undesirable alien.

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* TakeThat! - Sharpe's setting in "Piemburg" - a thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Pietermauritzburg, the city in the Transvaal Natal where he worked prior to deportation as an undesirable alien.


* Blackface: Konstabel Els is last seen, naked and black from being covered in powder-burns, among the rampaging asylum patients, hoping to escape before he is detected as white; in itself an inversion of his implied mixed-race status, much remarked on by the Kommandant

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* Blackface: BlackFace: Konstabel Els is last seen, naked and black from being covered in powder-burns, among the rampaging asylum patients, hoping to escape before he is detected as white; in itself an inversion of his implied mixed-race status, much remarked on by the Kommandant

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* Blackface: Konstabel Els is last seen, naked and black from being covered in powder-burns, among the rampaging asylum patients, hoping to escape before he is detected as white; in itself an inversion of his implied mixed-race status, much remarked on by the Kommandant


* [[BaaBomb ExplodingOstriches]]: figure as a plot point.

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* [[BaaBomb ExplodingOstriches]]: BaaBomb: Exploding Ostriches figure as a plot point.


* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Dr von Blimenstein's fixation on the weedy Verkramp.

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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Dr von Blimenstein's fixation on the weedy Verkramp.Verkramp.

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