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Job Needs a Job

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FC: Job Needs a Job | by Savannah Vaughan

1: In the land of Illinois in the year 1930, there lived a man who was as good as they come.His name was Job. He had a beautiful wife named Helen and a five year old daughter named Margaret. He loved them very much and wanted to make sure they would live until they were very old.

3: Job made lots of money in the 1920s since times in America were good. He had a very god job that he loved to do.His family had a nice house and nice things.

5: But then there was a disaster on Wall Street, and Americans became very poor!Even Job became poor. He did not have a job or a house anymore. But this did not scare him, he believed everything would work out in the end.

7: With no house, they moved into a shack in a place called "Hooverville." Helen told Job, "We must be cursed!We have nothing.Please, go get a job." So Job replied, "We are not cursed. I will have good luck finding work in the city." Helen was bewildered by how hopeful and optimistic Job was and wished he would admit that things were bad.But he left for Chicago with a smile on his face.

9: Job did not have a car to take him to Chicago, so he would sneak onto trains and ride them until he reached the city.He grew to love hopping the trains. | He made friends with people called hobos on these trains. But the hobos detested Job's optimism.Once all of Job's food and money were stolen.The hobos didn't understand why Job was not upset. They were determined from then on to bring him down.

11: When Job and the hobos reached Chicago, no one would give them jobs because there were not enough.The men had to stand in long lines to get free food and they slept in the cold, wet streets. Everyone would tell Job, "You are a good man, but you are cursed none the less."But Job was still hopeful that things would turn out alright.

12: One night, Job and 3 of his hobo friends were sitting around the campfire. They began to glare at him, since they wanted him to see that he was down on his luck. Job couldn't take their glares. Eventually he became so sad that he cried out, "I am cursed!Oh God help me!" The hobos laughed and were satisfied as they watched Job cry himself to sleep.

14: The next morning, when Job was walking down the street, he heard the president talking on the radio. The president was named Franklin D. Roosevelt and he had come up with a plan to help the poor people in the country. He called it the "new deal."

15: The new deal gave jobs to unemployed people and created new programs that benefited citizens. | The new deal offered Job a chance to get a job working on the railroads that he loved. His optimism was what helped him to get up and apply for a job. His hobo friends however had no hope, and didn't believe the new deal would work. Because of this, they missed out on the new jobs.

16: The new job on the railroad gave Job and his family enough money to pay for food, a new house, and even a car. It appeared Job was not cursed after all!

17: And so Job, Helen, and Margaret all lived happily ever after The End

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Savannah Vaughan
  • By: Savannah V.
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About This Mixbook

  • Title: Job Needs a Job
  • Based on the Book of Job from the Old Testament, this tells the story of a family man struggling to keep the faith as he searches for a job during the Great Depression.
  • Tags: history, great depression, 1930s, children's
  • Published: over 6 years ago