In September 1926, the plaintiff agreed to excavate land in front of the defendant’s property and construct a concrete sidewalk and curb. The plaintiff was to begin work within a week and complete the project before the cold weather arrived. The plaintiff did not begin work until December 4, 1926, at which time he removed a strip of land in front of the defendant’s property. The plaintiff never constructed any part of the sidewalk or curb. On March 2, 1927, the defendant canceled the contract. The plaintiff brought suit to recover the reasonable value of the work he had performed. The trial court found the plaintiff was entitled to recover $133.68 for the reasonable value of the work performed. The defendant appealed.