I'm Jim! Today I am travelling to the East for the first time to visit my Uncle Charles. I'm excited to show my cousins what I've learned in Arizona.
Jim brought his lasso to the East to show new friends what tricks he could do. The activity soon became boring and repetitive to Jim and the other children, considering the environment was very different from back home.
One day, the town butcher requested Jim's help for bringing a horse to pasture. Jim was excited to travel on horseback, similar to his lifestyle back in Arizona. While playing with his lasso through the meadow, it caught on something invisible to Jim's eye. Once within three feet of the wound rope, Jim saw a strange old man, holding a scythe in one hand and an hourglass in the other
Here, let go! Let go, I say! Can't you see what you've done?
After learning that he has caught Father Time, Jim makes the most of time being frozen by disrupting peaceful shops, schools, and beggars. Jim steals his uncle's pie, pours mucilage on a man's hair, and impersonates a local school professor in a message to students.
Every scholar is requested to yell the minute he enters the room.He will also please throw his books at the teacher's head. Signed, Prof. Sharpe.
Once Jim decided that he had made enough of a mess, the boy reluctantly released the older man, but only after making him promise Jim would be free of retribution. Father Time promptly disappeared once free, resulting in the town quickly springing back to life. Townspeople went back to work, only to find the ruckus which to them, had just suddenly appeared.
All right, since you've promised not to mow me down, I'll let you go.
Jim was ecstatic after seeing the commotion he had caused, too much it seemed, as he failed to notice the butcher approaching him and the horse. Jim was torn off the horse, quickly realizing that while time was in his control, he still didn't complete his task designated by the butcher.