The Box by Brian Bigelow
Approx. 11,960 words.
Published on September 9, 2012.
13-year-old Johnny Whitcome has a chance encounter one day while out looking for odd jobs. That meeting with Paul, the old lonely cabinetmaker, changes the course of Johnny's life. The two become best friends, and it seems that fate has brought them together to teach Johnny that the things worth having in life are worth working for. Effort and dedication will be rewarded.