Note: In a story by the Chilean author, Pedro Padro, Alsino was a lonely boy who dreamt of flying like a bird. One day while trying to jump from tree branch to branch he fell and hurt his back. He became a hunchback. Now sadder and more isolated than ever, shunned by others, he still loved the trees and nature. Little by little his hunchback grew, until it sprouted into wings and he could fly at last.