I was home alone when the carpenters came to install new kitchen cabinets. I had just finished the third grade. The cabinet workers were there if something should happen.
One man was really nice. On his break he would come out of the house, and I would stop my playing to talk to him. He offered me a quarter if he could put one of his big hands down the front of my pants a little ways. That was easy, and I was excited about the money. The next day he asked if I would loosen up my jeans so he could put both hands down further. It was a cold day, and it would warm his fingers up. He gave me fifty cents! I thought about the candy I could buy.
Tomorrow there is a special surprise for me, and he promised to give me a whole dollar!
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