The object of the jury is to judge that subject and to be just. The adjacent jail adjoins the courtroom. A jaunt to the jail is not enjoyable. The judge’s job to remain judicious when the final judgment must be made. All 12 jurors must be adults; juveniles are not allowed on the jury. The jokers who jeer and jest will be ejected. Adjournment will take place after the judicial question has been resolved. The old worker knows his work is risky. His kind of weakness is in his knees. He checks the skyline stockpiles from an airplane cockpit. It is awkward to go backwards or clockwise and keep a keen eye out for cracking walls. When he has checked the skyline, he has breakfast. His business is on the edge of bankruptcy. He needs a workable new plan for a husky bankroll. He hopes he will hit a $100,000 jackpot. Long ago, pilgrims loved to indulge in blunt folklore. Tales, sometimes false, were told with glee daily. One old tale included a blazing clash of 94 sailors in balky sailboats on a bottomless lake. The last sailor alive was a lad that was blind. As he lay clinging to a slim balsa log in filth and slimy silt, the leader’s falcon led help to him.
Balmy days followed as the lad’s leg healed slowly and the salves applied to his eyes let the light in. The merger of an academy and the campus may take place in the autumn. It might bring mixed emotions from the 2,000 men and women. The stormy economic issue might make an anatomy class impossible at the academy. Some who must commute for months are not amused; many think that the merger is clumsy and dumb. There is not much warmth among the enemies. The teamwork is not smooth. The amount of stormy mass meeting must be diminished. An amendment must be made. At sunset, around 8:30 p.m., it is nice to enjoy dining out on the bank of a pond. Unless uninvited insects and swarms of ants invade the picnic, you will certainly unwind. As those soft night sounds enfold you, frenzied inward nerves and the decisions that haunt you drain from your mind, You may enjoy napping on a nearby bench. Next, swing into action after
your rest and inhale much air into your lungs. Unpack the nice lunch and munch away. Don’t deny yourself this experience. An old time cowboy often choose a lonely life out on the open range. Hoards of prowling foxes snooped among the 25 old cows and their young ones. Owls often hooted as an obscure and occasional sound annoyed them. The food was often cold and soggy. Cooking his food and boiling his coffee over an orange –hot fire offered some enjoyment, however. Through a long night his mournful songs poured out. He was a proven, loyal worker who overcame obstacles or coped with problems.