The short story’s title and how it relates to Vincent is that the children don’t like him and don’t want to make friends with him. In fact, he is an orphan who has spent most of his life in an orphanage and lived with his foster parents. The title explains that Vincent was a liar for telling the children about Miss Price beat him with a ruler just to impress them. I feel awful when Vincent performed that final act at the story’s end because he was being a troublemaker and a delinquent. I think that Vincent had a depressing life for being rejected from his school and having his bad consequences.