This is a play featuring an old man and a small boy
meeting in the
garden. The old man strikes up a friendship with the boy who is
very withdrawn and defiant. What is the bond that unites the
Derry jumped over the wall and sneaked into the garden of Mr.
Lamb. He did not want to be noticed by anyone. His burnt and
distorted face made him want to run away from the society. On the
other hand, Mr. Lamb who had a tin leg was a topic of mockery for
everyone. People came to sit in the beauty of his garden, ate
apples, pears and toffees, yet he was a non-entity for them.
Thus, although different, both Derry and Mr. Lamb were bound by a
single cord. The old man was able to understand the lonely
feelings because he himself was lonely, living in a huge but
house. Also, he could make out the reason behind this loneliness
very easily, which was their deformed body part.
Derry was told by many to look at the positive side but he was
not able to overcome his grief and self contempt. However, when
Mr. Lamb said the same, Derry noticed the different perspective
and the underlying empathy which brought him closer to
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