Robert the brilliant engineer

I think that every child has at least one monster when they are growing up. For some children, it was this old man who lives in the woods. Nobody ever questioned his existence. His name is Robert and he had been a quite brilliant engineer, but since his wife died his whole life fell apart and he felt like he couldn’t fit into society anymore. He prefers keeping to himself in a little hut, surrounded by comforting ancient trees. He is not alone, as he keeps a dog and spoils it with bacon treats, unaware that the children in town tell each other scary stories about him.