Also, I was told the terms of my employment--a ten-hour day, every day in the month including Sundays and holidays, with one day off each month, with a salary of thirty dollars a month.
I worked every day, including Sunday, and I looked far ahead to my one day off at the end of a month, resolved to lie abed all that day and just sleep and rest up.
She kept a calendar of the holidays in this way, and every morning checked a day off
in exactly the same manner.
Such had been Silas Deemer--such the fixity and invariety of his life and habit, that the village humorist (who had once attended college) was moved to bestow upon him the sobriquet of "Old Ibidem," and, in the first issue of the local newspaper after the death, to explain without offence that Silas had taken "a day off
." It was more than a day, but from the record it appears that well within a month Mr.
I'm just going to take this one day off
to visit all the dear old spots and hunt up my old dreams, and then it will be your turn to be lazy while I do the work."
But it's a bad start for a day off
. The thing for you to do is to forget all this, and skin out with your fellow, an' have a good time." In the open door, his hand on the knob to close it after him, he halted a second time.
In the first place, it would not cost him anything, and it would get him half a day off
, with his pay just the same; and then when election time came he would be able to vote--and there was something in that.
Why couldn't he have got the day off
, and come down with us?
The admiral was plainly afraid of offending his cook on the one hand, and of offending his digestion on the other -- and Brutus and Cassius were the two trained accomplices who regularly helped him every day off
the horns of his dilemma.
On the morning following Sally's arrival, it being a Thursday and his day off
, he was crouching in a constrained attitude in his garden, every fibre of his being concentrated on the interment of a plump young bulb.
The fellow had thrown his feet up; one of his arms hung over the low back of the public seat; he was taking a day off
in lordly repose, as if everything in sight belonged to him.
It's a good day off
us, anyhow, and they're all going south-west by south at full pelt as hard as they can go.