Jacob went to coal mine and did his work as usual. That day he did not feel good as he shifting to a new place. He was unable to concentrate properly. Somehow he finished his work that day. He felt alone. Mac saw all this, so he started talking with him so that he felt good. They went for a walk for some time after getting free from their work. They shared so many thoughts with each other. Jacob felt somewhat happy and returned to his room. The room owner gave him dinner. After that he tried to sleep but he can’t. All the memory spent with Bob was coming in front of his eyes as they bind with a very unusual and beautiful bond. Then he handled himself and thought that it was bound to happen one day and he would have to accept it. He convinced himself.
Next morning, he gave his full concentration in his work and complete his work with full efficiently. That day he was very excited as he decided to go to Bob’s house to meet with Bob and all the family members. In the evening he reached Bob’s house. While he entered in the house, Bob shouted the name of Jacob happily. Everyone was very glad to see him. Bob’s mother served snacks to him. Jacob felt so relaxed like he came back to his own house.
“How is everything going?” asked Bob’s mother.
“Everything is going good. I missed you all that’s why I came here.” said Jacob.
“Very well done. You can come here whenever you want.”
“Thank you so much, I really feel good and relaxed now.”
Jacob spend some time in Bob’s house and then returned to his room. This time he felt more enthusiastic and full of energy.
As the days passed, Jacob was punctual to his work. Nowadays he started saving money so he can sent the saving amount to his Hometown.
It was Sunday, Jacob was free. He decided to send some money to his parents. He packed some money in a polythene bag and wrote a letter. He wrote,” How are you all? Hope you all are good and healthy. I am absolutely fine here. I’ve got a job too and I’m doing great. First few days when I came here, I stayed with Bob in his house. Notwithstanding now I have taken my own room on rent as I am working in the coal mine and earned good amount of money. I have also made good friends. Firstly it was very difficult for me to adjust and work in the coal mine, however with the time it become easy for me. I live comfortably here. Besides I am sending you some money along with this letter. I know it’s been a long time since we met, but don’t worry, I will meet you very soon. Please write me a letter so that I can be sure that you all are fine and don’t take tension for me.”
With this he end up the letter and went to post office and post the letter. When he came back to his room, he calculated the remaining cash he had left with him. He thought,” Now I have to pay the rent and fulfill my own requirement and also send money to my parents, therefore from this calculations the money that I earn is not enough. Since the money that I earn go in rent and in other basic needs. Thereupon I have to find some other work or some part time work.”
Next day, he went to his work and started looking for new work as well. Two or three weeks had passed, eventually he felt disappointment as he didn’t find any other part time work.
One day, he returned from coal mine. He felt exhausted, he stopped at the stairs then he heard that his room owner talked with someone on call that someone wanted a servant, but no one was ready to work in her house as she was very strict in nature. He thought that as he also looking for work why not he should try this.
As soon as the talk of the room owner finished, he went to him and said,”Sorry I heard your conversation you were talking about that someone wants a servant for his household chores. Moreover I also search for a job, can I try this job you are taking about.” said Jacob.
“Oh… Mrs. Ruffner, yes, she is finding a servant. If you want to work you can definitely try it. Nonetheless one thing I tell you before you will go there that she is very strict lady. She is the wife of salt mine owner. She has a reputation all through the vicinity of being very strict with her servants. Few of them remained with her more than two or three weeks. They all left with the excuse that she was too strict. Hence if you want to work you just do it as she wanted. She give a handsome sum of money to her servants even so due to her nature everyone quit his job. She needs that type of servant who can do his job perfectly. Further she is very clean conscious lady. She wanted everything cleaned. She do not tolerate a small amount of dust around her.” said room owner explaining all the things about Mrs. Ruffner.
“Thank you for detailing me about her. I’ll try my best. Can you give me her address?” asked Jacob.
” Yes, yes I’ll give you”
Room owner gave him Mrs Ruffner’s address. He went to his room and thought,”I will go tomorrow though now its too late. Since I feel tired and exhausted.” He talked to himself,” The way room owner described all the things about her, according to this I have to work very hard, and I definitely do it. If I’ll get this job the things will be very easy for me to handle.” He slept while thinking all this.