He cried. There was a look of regret on his face. The baby was sleeping soundly in the cot. It had thin lips and its skin was reddish, a colour that was very different from that of the other babies. He put one hand slowly under the baby’s head and the other under its buttocks. The colour of its hair was golden. He lifted the baby very carefully and put it in hos lap. The baby stretched and moved its hands. It was obvious that the baby was not like the other babies. He kissed the baby who was unlike other babies.