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I was able to do some maintenance and ground work at our apartment to pay part of the rent, but we were still struggling to make ends meet. I continually searched for extra work on the job board at the university, but what work I could find would only last a weekend or two. But then came the day I saw Brenda’s ad. “Wanted: An experienced horseman to help take care of spirited race horses. Weekend work and evenings needed. Must be able to haul hay and do other heavy lifting and hard work.” It sounded like the perfect job, and I was afraid someone else would get it. I hurried to one of the university’s courtesy phones. I only reached an answering machine, so I left a message that included my home phone number. When I arrived home later in the evening, I anxiously asked Hannah if anyone had called. She paused to think a moment. “Yes, come to think of it, there was a call. Some lady named Brenda said she was returning your call.” I quickly dialed the number, and this time I found her at home. She said that the job had been posted for a little while, but I was the first to call and could have it if I wanted it. I gladly accepted, and we set up for me to meet her on Saturday at the hay barn. I arrived at the barn early. When the appointed time arrived and passed, I became concerned that I was at the wrong place. I rechecked the address, and I was sure I was at the right place. Almost an hour went by when, finally, a big tan pickup pulled up. A lady stepped out and approached me. She carried 3
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