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Journal 2 - the end of that I still wasn’t givin up...

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Journal 2 Today I got punished for getting into that fight and messin up my cloths.  That  was ok though ‘cause like always I got ‘round it.  But I mean its not my fault it  was a buttiful day and it was s’pose to be my only free day off and instead I had  to work on a huge fence.  “Thirty yards of boarded fence nine feet high” that’s how  much work I had to do but couldn’t do it all day I had to have some fun then Jim  came by and I had an Idea.  “Say, Jim: I’ll fetch the water if you’ll whitewash  some” I called. But he wasn’t a craken.  He was all scared he be gittin in trouble if  he didn’t hurry but I still had an ace up my sleve.  “And besides, if you will I’ll  show you my sore toe.”  I said to Tom.  He couldn’t resist.  I was ‘bout to gain my  freedom but then Aunt Polly came out and wacked him in the rear and that was 
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Unformatted text preview: the end of that. I still wasn’t givin up though. Next came long Ben and I had another idea. He started to ask if I wanted to go swimin and I told him no. Then he started to get interested and asked me if I liked it. “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?” I had him then. He asked if he could do it and I told him no, I could only do it ‘cause I was special. Then he had to do it. I finally let him do it after he gave me his apple. Then when he tired out I got another to do it then another hour after hour. Finally it was done and I had learned a valuable lesson. “In order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”...
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