Corduroy the teddy bear
sitson the shelf of the toy department, waiting anxiouslyfor someone to take him home. Who could not fail to warm to him, withhis lost look and loose shoulder strap? He plainly needs looking after. No, says the girl's mother, we have spent enough already and, anyway, he has abutton missing. As soon as the store closes, Corduroy is offto find the button. He makeshis way tothe furniture department and, trying to pull a button off a mattress, knocks over a lamp,and is returnedto his shelf by a bemused night watchman. The next day, the girl, Lisa, returns with her own money to buy Corduroy.