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We've all got to start small 

The main thing lacking in the Rogner household was money. The father, a strict foreman bricklayer, was invalidated. Robert, who was 14 at the time and wanted to become a pilot, also ended up in the construction trade, being at the mercy of his father's former subordinates. They even wanted to prevent him from taking his journeyman's ecamination, arguing that he would merely "disgrace them". Robert was the only one of his year to pass with a distinction. Now they were suddenly proud of the hard-working lad, but he bade farewell to all with a heartfelt "Up yours!