King, a library sciences student, was hired at $400 a week to catalogue the library of the very wealthy Earle family. He estimated that the work would be completed in

King, a library sciences student, was hired at $400 a week to catalogue the library of the very wealthy Earle family. He estimated that the work would be completed in early August, giving him a month of vacation, which he felt he badly needed. For the first three days on the job, King was kept busy running errands for Mr. Earle, who had a sprained ankle, and keeping him from getting bored. On the fourth day, Mrs. Earle was using the library for her bridge club and a meeting of her church Flower Committee, and on Friday she kept King busy running errands for the dinner party she was giving that night. After two weeks of this, King quit and took a labouring job for $275 a week.
A) If a court agrees that the Earles’ behaviour rendered the performance of the contract impossible, King may be able to recover the difference between the salaries for the two jobs.
B) Since King was getting paid, it was irrelevant that he was not able to do the cataloguing and, when he quit, he breached the contract.
C) If the Earles can convince a court that King abandoned the contract, he will get nothing.
D) Since King was getting paid, it was irrelevant that he was not able to do the cataloguing and, when he quit, he breached the contract. If the Earles can convince a court that King abandoned the contract, he will get nothing.
E) None of the responses are true.

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