Derry sneaked into Mr Lamb’s garden and it became a turning point in his life. Comment

Question: Derry sneaked into Mr Lamb’s garden and it became a turning point in his life. Comment. [CBSE Delhi 2016]

Answer: Mr Lamb turned Derry into a confident boy from a self-pitying one. Both were physically handicapped but had a different outlook on life. Derry had a pessimistic attitude and felt that life cannot be lived happily with a handicap. Derry was a defiant and withdrawn boy who hated socialising. He felt frustrated with people, their staring and their jibes at him. Meeting Mr Lamb had a positive effect on Derry. Mr Lamb, though handicapped, had a very optimistic outlook towards life. He felt that life can be lived happily irrespective of whatever one’s handicap was.

Derry could be himself in front of Mr Lamb and Mr Lamb never pitied him. Mr Lamb did not have a leg and even then he was happy with his life. He taught Derry to take life the way God had given and live to the full rather than just being forlorn and complaining throughout.

Derry made his mother understand that his handicap was something immaterial and would not affect his happiness or hamper his progress in life. Meeting Mr Lamb had in fact led him to turn a new leaf in his life.


Derry sneaked into Mr Lamb’s garden and it became a turning point in his life. Comment
Derry sneaked into Mr Lamb’s garden and it became a turning point in his life. Comment

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