Bluster and Trouble Up North
Cicada Magazine, Vol 2, Num 3. Jan/Feb 2000
After George Erskine's Pa dies, he lies about his age to get a job cutting trees up north in the Maine woods. When challenged by the lumber company agent, he admits he is only fifteen but is given a chance anyway. Although the work is brutal, George's most difficult task is apologizing to his boss after being tricked into challenging him over wages.