Then a man came to look at him for some minutes and asked him: “Why you don’t do like others? How much fun they have to sit and swing.”
The boy said, ”They are older and I’m younger. I can’t do this now, but later I can.”
“Your arse isn’t good, not so good as theirs , so you cannot sit on the wood to swing” said the man .
“I’m younger, shorter with less strength, so I can’t do like them”, the boy announced again. He must have been puzzled by the man’s words, and so was I. What did it mean to say that a person’s arse is not good? At this point, a girl came and jumped up to hold the rope to sit on the seat, and swung with exciting shouting.
“When your arse isn’t good, then you cannot sit on the wood, look! She can”, the man commented, and pushed the girl to make her higher. The boy looked with smile and joined in pushing the girl until she asked for stop.
“I can hold you to sit on the wood stick!” said the man and he held his arm out.
Still the boy refused and said, “I can do it by myself when I grow up in some days.”
“Oh, but then you need to wait for some days or months, why don’t you want to try now?” said the man.
The boy didn’t respond, just looked at the rope. Maybe he felt his explanation was quite clear.
“You arse isn’t good, you have a not good arse, little boy, ” the man muttered, shaking his head and leaving.