Temporarily absent from home, Captain Webster left Daniel, and his brother, Ezekiel with specific instructions as to the work they were to do that day.
On his return he found the task still unperformed. The Captain questioned the boys about their idleness.
"What have you been doing, Ezekiel?" the Captain asked.
Then asked the Captain, "Well, Daniel, what have you been doing?"
"Helping Zeke, sir."