Jim the Boy - Study Guide King Summary & Analysis

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In "King," Jim and Uncle Zeno are headed to New Carpenter. On the way, they pass a pair of convicts working at digging holes along the side of the road. The holes will be used for standing poles that will hold the electric lines to Aliceville. The holes stand empty to a point and Uncle Zeno stops by the last empty hole. Abraham passes by, slowing to ask if they need help. Uncle Zeno assures him they are alright and he goes on toward New Carpenter. Uncle Zeno removes a scrap of lumber covering the hole and suggests to Jim they see if the convicts are "doing a good job." Uncle Zeno says a good hole will be about the same size at the bottom as at the top and that "a lazy man" will make the hole larger at the top. Uncle Zeno believes the hole...

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