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June 18, 2011

Bob Gets The Egg Off His Face

Chapter 2 In Our Serialized Story, Off To Work

By RetroRuth

Off To Work001This week, we bring you Chapter 2 in our  serialized Mid-Century book, Off To Work, published in 1962. Off to Work is a basic (read: very, very basic)  reader story about Bob Grant, a teenager who just graduated from high school, and his friend, Sally.

Bob is depressed. He needs to get a job, and he looks like a slob. What is he going to do? Why, he is going to leave it to his sister, Ann, who is a successful hostess in a dining room. She’s going to teach him basic hygine, how to dress himself and how to aim really, really low.

“Don’t waste your time trying to get a job you can’t possibly do,” Ann explained. She threw away the advertisement for an office manager.

You can read Chapter 2 by clicking on the pictures below, or by using the fun flipping book feature from our digital library. Chapter 1 can be found here.

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4 Responses to Bob Gets The Egg Off His Face

  1. Kelly D Reply

    June 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Too weird! I saw that exact book (but in horrid condition) at the thrift store yesterday!

  2. Andrea Reply

    June 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    What I want to know is why Mugs almost got put in jail last week! Hopefully they will tell us, LOL

  3. Jennie from Mrs Beckinsale Reply

    June 11, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    The language and writing indicates this is a book for the ‘slow’ class in school, and the fact the kids are excited about getting jobs as maids rather than, say, going to college, confirms it! I bet Sally has a thing for bad boys and runs off on the back of Mugs’ motorbike. Can’t wait to read more.

  4. Sara in AZ Reply

    June 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    That Mugs, I can only imagine the trouble he’ll get into! 😉

    Cute book Ruth!

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