Friday, June 22, 2007

Ain't That Work?

Jacob enjoying the second day of summer.

“What do you call work?”

“Why, ain’t that work?”

Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly:

“Well, maybe it is, and maybe it ain’t. All I know it suits Tom Sawyer.”

“Oh, come now, you don’t mean to let on that you like it?”

The brush continued to move.

“Like it? Well, I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?”
From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain,
written in Hartford, CT

2 comments:

Beck said...

I hope he didn't trade the job for a dead rat on a string (gah!).

Alice Gunther said...

I love it!