A DMK Production
The year is 1910. You are a carpenter and general construction contractor and have been employed to update and renovate an old building. You have hired on two brothers, eleven year old Felix Jones and thirteen year old Oscar Jones, as grunt laborers. The boys' job is to clean up after you and to fetch tools and supplies.
Felix and Oscar catch on quickly and are doing a good job as gofers. You allow the boys to watch you work during less busy times and even give them some pointers about the trade. You send the boys off to the local hardware merchant to fetch more nails. The boys seem to be gone longer than you expected so you go to look for them and you see this:
The boys did go get the nails as instructed but decided to help you out when they returned. The problem is the door frame in question was not slated for demolition. You are now responsible for restoring the damage.
You immediately fire the boys and tell them you will be keeping the day's wages as payment for the damage. Oscar and Felix beg you to give them another chance. They say their family has fallen on hard times and the job and the money is badly needed right now. Both boys ask if there is another way to settle this.
Is there another way?