Bobby was very sensitive and touchy when he was young. Everyone teasingly called him 'cry-baby'. He was susceptible to all kinds mocking remarks. Whenever he had a quarrel with his friends, his face became red with fury and he ended up crying. Whenever his teacher punished him in front of all his class-mates for not doing homework, he covered his face with his tiny hands and sobbed loudly. Bobby's mother had died at the time of his birth. His father was the only person who tried in vain to explain the fact that crying was a sign of weakness and that boys were supposed to be strong and should never cry.
There was a toy shop next to Bobby's