'Nothing but taking him in the very act of eloping, will convince the old lady, sir,' replied Job.
He knew that his purpose was in the main a good one, and he placed implicit reliance on the high-minded Job. it was dull, certainly; not to say dreary; but a contemplative man can always employ himself in meditation.
Some superstitious old carpenters, now, would be tied up in the rigging, ere they would do the job.
But I'm made of knotty Aroostook hemlock; I don't budge.
For one evening the old man came home in a great state of excitement, with the tale that he had been approached by a man in one of the corridors of the pickle rooms of Durham's, and asked what he would pay to get a job. He had not known what to make of this at first; but the man had gone on with matter-of-fact frankness to say that he could get him a job, provided that he were willing to pay one-third of his wages for it.
But old Antanas had begged until he was worn out, and all his courage was gone; he wanted a job, any sort of a job. So the next day he went and found the man who had spoken to him, and promised to bring him a third of all he earned; and that same day he was put to work in Durham's cellars.
But one day she walked home with a pale-faced little woman who worked opposite to her, Jadvyga Marcinkus by name, and Jadvyga told her how she, Marija, had chanced to get her job. She had taken the place of an Irishwoman who had been working in that factory ever since any one could remember.
Nothin's goin' to keep him away from that job.
Why, that job's what he come to town for, an' we can't lead him to it too quick.
The capture of Eustace was essentially an odd job.
Yet, instead of doing it, he hung about with the air of one who has paid his half-dollar and bought his bag of peanuts and has now nothing to do but look on and enjoy himself.
But there warn't any other place as handy after that fool of a job.
I want to quit this shanty.
Their highest concept of right conduct, in his case, was to get a job.
That was their first word and their last.
'Well, sir,' said Mrs Plornish, a civil woman, 'not to deceive you, he's gone to look for a job.
When a few weeks later it was reported in the papers that Wilcox had been shot at from an ambuscade, it was an open secret that McMurdo was still at work upon his unfinished job.