And so the schoolmistress reconciled the recommendation to her conscience, and the indentures were cancelled, and the apprentice
The next day, Nathaniel Pipkin saw old Lobbs go out upon his old gray pony, and after a great many signs at the window from the wicked little cousin, the object and meaning of which he could by no means understand, the bony apprentice with the thin legs came over to say that his master wasn't coming home all night, and that the ladies expected Mr.
The alarming intelligence was no sooner communicated by the bony apprentice with the thin legs, than the girls tripped upstairs to Maria Lobbs's bedroom, and the male cousin and Nathaniel Pipkin were thrust into a couple of closets in the sitting-room, for want of any better places of concealment; and when Maria Lobbs and the wicked little cousin had stowed them away, and put the room to rights, they opened the street door to old Lobbs, who had never left off knocking since he first began.
Nathaniel Pipkin could hear him growling away like an old mastiff with a sore throat; and whenever the unfortunate apprentice with the thin legs came into the room, so surely did old Lobbs commence swearing at him in a most Saracenic and ferocious manner, though apparently with no other end or object than that of easing his bosom by the discharge of a few superfluous oaths.
He soon recovered the effects of his attachment, for we find his name in the parish register, as a witness to the marriage of Maria Lobbs to her cousin; and it also appears, by reference to other documents, that on the night of the wedding he was incarcerated in the village cage, for having, in a state of extreme intoxication, committed sundry excesses in the streets, in all of which he was aided and abetted by the bony apprentice with the thin legs.
And all the young critics of the age, the clerks, apprentices
He had a strange notion of the dry land, picked up from sailor's stories: that it was a place where lads were put to some kind of slavery called a trade, and where apprentices
were continually lashed and clapped into foul prisons.
Indeed his trade increased to that extent, that in course of time he entertained no less than two apprentices
, besides taking for his wife the widow of an eminent bone and rag collector, formerly of MilIbank.
The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board s Out of Trade Apprentice
Program provides a great source of support for employers and apprentices
Also joining the team is apprentice
civil engineer Owen Rogers, 17, from Gateshead; apprentice
business administrator Harley Bullock-Brash, 17, from South Shields; and apprentice
quantity surveyor Steven Robson, 17, from Wallsend.
Mitchell Galloway, an apprentice
architect at Newcastle City Council, is hoping to build a bright future after being named national apprentice
of the year in the Association of Public Service Excellence awards - the first time the prize has been handed to someone outside a manual role.
Lauren, a first-year Jaguar Land Rover apprentice
from Fillongley, is up for the Outstanding First Year Apprentice
Too many apprentices
do not achieve their qualification as they leave the programme early.
He said: '"As an apprentice
with AAA Roofing, I am learning different aspects of the job from a really experienced team.
Other swaps are being planned for the rest of March, including ones involving Kirklees council apprentices
Kerri Snailman, of Salendine Nook, who works in customer service, and Jonathan Rodgers, from Kirkheaton, who is an apprentice