Jacob’s father went to find another job as Mr. Wilson fired him from his current job on the suspicion of burglary. He was searching for work here and there, but nobody hired him on any post. Furthermore he went to nearby villages for seeking job, but felt disappointment from everywhere.
When he came back home, Jacob’s mother asked him if he find any work. His father declined and told her that nobody is giving him job. On this Jacob’s mother asked then how long we will subsist without money.”Don’t know!”, he said. Jacob was listening all this conversation between father and mother and felt very sad. He thought directly or indirectly this was his mistake and his family is paying because of him.
With the sunrise, his father again went to find work. He was wandering throughout the day,even though he could not succeeded in it, exhausted, came back home. Next day, he thought that he should go to Mr. Wilson, hoping to get his job back. After reaching to Mr. Wilson’s home, he insisted him to take him back and explained his innocence. Mr. Wilson refused to take him back and asked him to left his residence. This made him even more tensed about his family survival and created a big problem in front of him.
Few days passed, and still he was seating ideal leaving no choice and their condition was becoming bad day by day. They starting surviving by eating food only one time a day and that was possible only because his wife was working at someone’s place as maid. After seeing his family condition Jacob thought that now he has to do something and decided to do a job for the survival of him and his family.
He went to search job, but he didn’t find any. While he was sitting under a tree for taking rest, a friend of him passed that way. Saw the condition of Jacob, he felt sorry for him. He went to him and asked him,”what happened, why are you looking so tensed.”nothing serious” Jacob replied. But his friend knew that he was hiding something from him and he again asked to tell him the truth, he said,”don’t hide the truth from me, I know what are the circumstances of your family. If you need any help I can do that for you”. He explained him that his father lost his job and now he has do any job for their survival, but till now he didn’t find any. After some time Jacob said to his friend,”Leave this, tell me what are you doing these days”. “Oh! I forget to tell you that my whole family is going to shift into the city because of my father’s transfer. We’ll go there within few days.” said his friend. “That’s a good news!”said Jacob.
Suddenly,some idea striked into his mind. His friend was about to go but he stopped him and asked,”Whether I can join him with you?, here I couldn’t find any work to assist my family, perhaps in the city I’ll get some work.” “You can, but for this I have to talk to my father.”said his friend.
“But where will you stay?” asked his friend.
“I am thinking to stay with you till find any work if your father permit me”, said Jacob.
“But its not easy to live alone in such a enormous city”
“Here too we are living in a bad condition, atleast I can do something there and earn money”
“okay, I’ll tell you tomorrow after talking to my father.”
Jacob returned to his home. He told his parents that his friend is going to city because of his father’s transfer. Moreover he told that he too decided to go with him and find some work in the city. Jacob requested to his father to permit him to go. But his father directly refused him. His father said,”Its not a joke. Its not an easy task to live in the city alone where we do not even know anyone .” “But I live with my friend for some days.” said Jacob. “No, you are not going anywhere. I will not allow you. Now stop this nonsence !” said his father..