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The Village Blacksmith
The classic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Why do you deserve to be my apprentice, Ashton?
Well, Mr. Trump, I'm dedicated, driven and I understand business.
Business? No, No. . . . I'm looking for an
I want to pass on my knowledge.
Really? YOU? Is there money in blacksmithing?
Blacksmiths get the best women.
Blacksmiths also need to be trained in business. Most blacksmiths are self employed and do everything themselves. That means needing to know how to calculate shop costs and make estimates that don't lose money. Many modern blacksmiths are in the same boat as "starving artists". The reason being the lack of basic business and accounting skills neither of which are taught by art, craft or trade schools (unless your "trade" is accounting).
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