" Born Worker "

by Gary Soto

jose

' Its said that jose was born with a ring of dirt around his neck , with grime under his fingers , and that his skin was calloused from the grainy twist of a shovel . They also said that by the time he was three his hands were already hard , and soon after he learned his primary colors , his squint was the squint of an aged labor . They said he was a born worker. "

Jose's cousin Arnie

While Jose was coming back junior highschool he came upon his cousin arnie but jose because wasent very excited about seeing his cousin being because Arnie is spoilled and very lazy while jose grew us very hard working .