The Carpenters CallLearning to Frame a BarnThe PriceDoing Things WellKnowing CertainlySeeing with the BrainsPlan of the BarnUse of Plan or SystemThe Lords SystemSystem IndispensableThe Barn CompletedFifty Cents a Day How Improved EveningsIn Advance of his TeacherAn Incident in SchoolReading Robinson CrusoeIts Impression Reading JosephusRefusal to Break the SabbathHis Bravery to Resist WrongKindness to Animals, and his Friend David Defending the Little BoyAnother Barn BuiltSame PayAt SchoolAnother Book, Alonzo and MelissaGrowing Aspirations Love of SportsA Stalwart BoyTrip to Cleveland The Bully Beaten
Jamess job at Treats carpenter-shop introduced him into further business in that line. The winter school, however, intervened, and James attended it without the loss of a single day. The day after the school closed, Mr. Treat called.
Im after James, said he to Mrs. Garfield. I have a barn to build for Mr. Boynton, and can give him a job before his farm-work begins.
That will suit him, replied Mrs. Garfield. I think he likes that kind of work better than farming.
Just then James made his appearance.
Young man, Im after you, said Mr. Treat to him.
For what? asked James.
Another job of work.
No. Better than that.
Building a barn for Mr. Boynton.
Id like that, said James; I want to learn to build a barn myself.
You can, easily. Thats not much of a job.
When do you want me?
Right offto-morrow, if you can.
To-morrow it is, then.
With other work I have in the shop I can keep you at it until farming begins.
That will just suit me. Shall I work by the day?
Yes, by the day, if you will. Ill give you not less than forty cents a day, nor more than fifty, according as you get along with it.
Ill be satisfied with that, and will be on had tomorrow morning, James answered, as Mr. Treat was leaving.
Nothing like trying, mother, said James, after the carpenter was gone, repeating her old, familiar saw. I shouldnt have got this job if I hadnt tried for one last fall.
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