Discovery in the wood lot

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

I needed help with splitting the year's supply of firewood. Someone suggested a man whom many in the town thought of as slow and uncoordinated, though pleasant-mannered. I went to his one-room house. He said he was willing to work.

The splitter we were to use is a powerful hydraulic ram. Operating it takes rhythm, accuracy, and a steady hand. My helper and I would be changing places all day, first loading logs onto the splitter and then operating the lever to activate the ram.

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