Porque los demás chicos hablan en algarabías variadas. Había algunos otros nativos, pero visto el percal su fueron del colegio. El chaval está desmotivado y se siente excluido en su país. La madre lo ha sacado del colegio porque el chico acabó con una depresión de caballo, llorando y con un nudo en el estómago ( The Only Swede in His Class):
«School is supposed to be a happy time. I won’t let him go there if he’s going with tears in his eyes and a sinking feeling in his stomach,» says Agnetha Nilsson.
Last fall, Hampus and his mother Anna Nilsson moved from Knislinge to Österäng. He began at a new school. To begin with, he had a few Swedish classmates, but they eventually moved away, one by one. Hampus was left alone. And did not like it.
During breaks, the other children spoke their native tongues. Hampus could not join the games and felt excluded.