The Cruise of the Dondevoy

    


After two days work, I find the job quite amenable, entailing quite a bit of driving. We check the cars for safety, wash them, and fill them up with petrol if necessary. On the first day I had to drive a thirty-hundredweight van to the filling station, an awesome prospect, as I had never driven anything bigger than a car before. I managed to reverse it round a blind corner without mishap, so I was well pleased.

The pay I shall be getting is not very good, only seventeen pounds per week before tax for a normal working week, but as I shall be working eleven hours per day, I should earn quite a bit altogether.

People seem to be very generous to me. I tried to think of everything I have been given, but could not remember half of the list. Now I have been given an excellent pair of shoes, which joins a hosepipe for my bilge pump, a packet of cigarettes, and so many other things. I cannot thank people enough.


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