Hello all, I feel like I'm being very dim here, but I can't figure out what "il profitto" is referring to in this context: "Al collegio c'erano ragazzi abbonati alle sberle, un poco per la condotta e un poco per il profitto, ma costoro per lo più si facevano un vanto dei ceffoni, ostentando indifferenza per le regole." There were boys at the boarding school who were destined for slapping, partly for their conduct and partly for advantage (???), but they, for the most part, took pride in such punishment, vaunting how little they cared for the rules. "Profitto" is benefit, gain, advantage, profit. But here it seems to be in parallel with "condotta" as a reason why these boys were destined to be slapped, and I'm completely mystified. Why does someone get slapped for "advantage" or "benefit" or "gain"? Whose gain? Of what kind?