This isn't a fruitful image...but it must be, because it is, after all, printed here. What is this story?
His name is Alfred.
He's running home, or to home.
He has evening dress on...why?
He's buttoning his coat.
He's dressed up very well - to go to a party, perhaps. Or maybe he's going to sing somewhere.
Maybe he's running to go to where he's going to sing.
He's making a sound with his mouth, like a frog: W
It's not a private function; it's a musical.
Hm! That's a good possibility.
He feels hurried - yes.
And a bit foolish. If we threw a blanket over his head, he wouldn't feel so bad.
He's late for an appointment. (Yeah, that's it!)
He had to get dressed up first, in a hurry. He's in black, with a tie. It doesn't look like he's coming from home.
I think he's alone, but he's anxious to get somewhere.
He's running down the hallway very vigorously.
So it must be important to him.
Alfred doesn't have a family; they would have gotten him out of them, or out of bed (especially his mother)!