According to his grandparents, little ten year-old Torsten was the kindest boy imaginable. His well-meaning relatives were also convinced that he was the happiest, but they were wrong. Torsten suffered in silence. He lived deep inside a nightmare world beyond the reach of all adults and the darkness in his mind got worse.
His mother, Linda, knew that something was wrong with him but she had decided he was a hopeless case. Such a child would never be happy and this was her desperate way of escaping those guilt feelings, which she couldn't manage. There was nothing to be done about it. In the world at large, the talk now was mainly about robots, and even the newspapers were not much concerned with