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Why would Derry's mother not allow Derry to go back to Mr. Lamb?

In the play "On the Face of It", why did Derry's mother not allow Derry to go back to Mr. Lamb? What had she heard and been warned about Mr. Lamb from others?
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What is the significance of Derry opening the gate panting despite it being "always open"?

In On the Face of It by Susan Hill, Lamb says that the gate is always open and he does not like closing things [Dialogues of scene 1]. But then, why does Derry open the gate panting (Scene 3)? What is ...
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In "On The Face of It" by Susan Hill, why did the author decide to kill Mr. Lamb at the end of the story?

"On The Face of It" by Susan Hill (a 5-10 minute read) is part of my curriculum, and I'm genuinely confused as to why the author decided to kill Mr Lamb at the end. The entire story is about optimism ...