Children loved him for his sheer graciousness and his temperament. Dressed up attractively, hat was an essential part of his attire. They got fascinated by him. His knowledge about music was in abundance and he would never boast about it. Children revered him and he would entrap them with his dialogues and jingles. Nonetheless one child loathed him, and she knew why. The lap; was a dreaded word for her. She had undergone the pain which no child should have been subjected to at that age. The old man with the hat, the music teacher was a monster in disguise.
– By Divya Venkateswaran