also the smartest worker I have. I need a man like you to stick around. Keep up the good work.” Craig leaned back in chair and put his hands behind his head. “Of course, I can’t put any white men on your crew. That wouldn’t be right, but you’ll have the responsibility for all the other boys.”
“Yessir, Mr. Minor.”
And work out they did. Frank worked for Craig and steadily moved up the chain in responsibility over the next year. Eventually, Craig promoted him to Lead Foreman with three crews of his own under him. Frank answered to no one except Craig.
Frank was locking up the tools and machinery at the end of a long day when Craig leaned out the door and motioned for Frank to come into the office when he finished.
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