There was a boy called Jack. Jack sat about the house all day. “Oh, Jack! Get a job,” said his mum.
Jack got a job at the baker’s shop.
Mr Brown the baker gave him a penny for his pay, but he lost it.
“Oh, Jack! I’m very cross with you,” said his mum. “Put it in your pocket next time.”
Jack got a job in the dairy.
Mrs Green the dairy owner gave him a pot of milk for his pay.
On the way home he put it in his pocket. The milk spilled onto the ground.
“Oh, Jack!” said his mum. “Put it on your head next time.”
Jack got a job at the market.
Mr White the stallholder gave him a cheese for his pay.
On the way home he put it on his head. But the sun was very hot! The cheese melted.
“Oh, Jack! What a mess,” said his mum. “Hold it in your hands next time.”
Jack got a job with Miss Black the vet.
She gave him a cat for his pay.
On the way home he held it in his hands. The cat got cross!
“Oh, Jack!” said his mum. “Put it on a lead next time.”
Jack got a job at the cake shop.
Mr Grey the shopkeeper gave him a cake for his pay.
On the way home he put it on a lead.
“Oh, Jack! You don’t think,” said his mum. “Carry it on your shoulder next time.”
Jack got a job on the farm.
Mrs Gold the farmer gave him a donkey for his pay.
On the way home he carried it on his shoulder. Lots of people saw him and chuckled.
Jack came by a big house. A girl sat at the window. She was very rich, but very sad.
She looked and saw Jack with the donkey on his shoulder. The girl giggled and giggled.
Jack made her happy. They got married and lived happily ever after.