Hardy is different to all the other soldiers - the factory ran out of tin when it came to his turn and only had enough for one leg. But what he is missing in limbs he more than makes up for with his brave and loving heart.
We just never know sometimes the history of ordinary things that we use every day. Take the broken bottleneck for example, that the old woman uses as her song-bird's drinking cup...
There is a strange newcomer in the forest. Skipjack is a ragged looking wooden mechanical toy who doesn't say very much but he claims he can jump.