Benjamin Franklin grew up in Boston. He worked in his brother's print shop for four years, from 1718 to 1722. He quit school and started working when he was only 12 years old. In a way, working as a printer was almost as good as going to school. Ben read a lot and learned a lot. Ben was smarter than his brother and he was a better printer, too. Ben's brother wanted him to work for him until Ben was 21, but Ben had other ideas. He ran away to Philadelphia when he was 17.
What is the main idea?
Benjamin Franklin grew up in Boston.
Benjamin Franklin had a job in a printing press that helped him learn a lot of things.
Benjamin Franklin was smarter than his brother.