Ben: (approaches Tom) Hey, chap! What are you doing?
Tom: Painting the fence! (Stares at apple in Ben’s hands)
Ben: Ugh! That is so much of work! I hate work!
Tom: What do you call work? (Continues white washing)
Ben: Why? Isn’t that work? (Looks at fence)
Tom: It may be a lot of work for you but for me it’s fun! Does a boy get a chance to white wash a fence every day?
Ben: (Convinced and interested) Say Tom, may I give it a try,
Tom: No, no, my aunt Polly is awful particular about this fence and it’s got to be done very carefully
Ben: Is that so? Come on! Just let me try?
Tom: If anything happens to this fence…
Ben: (Interrupting) Oh please, I will be very careful! And I will also give you my apple if you let me!
Tom: (White washes fence) Its quite a hot day today …. I think I should take a break see you later!
Tom: Whitewashing is so much fun!
Billy fisher: Oh really? May I give it a try please?
Tom: I don’t think so!
Billy fisher: I will give you my kite if you let me do it!
Tom: Ummm… Okay fine! (Hands over the brush to BF)
Tom: (Continues painting the fence)
Johnny Miller: what are you doing?
Tom: I am whitewashing – can’t you see?
J.M: May I try?
Tom: No! You won’t be able to do it!
JM: I will give you a dead rat with a string to swing it with if you let me
Tom: Okay! Here!
Tom: what a great day it was! It is not such a hollow world after all! (Stares at all the things the boys gave him)