Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 45

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Betty Schill

"The fence has three boards broken off, and I think it is time to do some repairing," said mother.

"Why bother now, wait until it's worth while fixing," grumbled Jack.

"Alright, only it will mean more work in the end," replied mother.

Many days passed and the fence had five more boards broken off.

Jack then set to work with great haste but a whole day went by before the fence was again in place. After the work was finished Jack returned to the house, tired and weary from the long day's work."Well, mother, that time a stitch in time would have saved nine."

Betty Schill

School No. 80