Then, the young rajah saw a man. This man was Ben Weatherstaff. He was watching them from a ladder near the wall from the garden. The old man was surprised. He had heard rumours about Colin, that he was a hunchback, but they were lies. Colin was just a palid thin boy.
Ben said he took care of the garden nobody was allowed to go in it. He said that before Mrs. Craven died, she asked him to look after the garden.