They are saying that their body hurts, because of the work.
Everyone return to the cabin, tired and whit various pain, and ashes.
For dinner they all gathered in one cabin, so it was noisy and crowed.
It's a secret
What were you doing, when I wasn't here, whit Alfonso and Miguel ?
Josefina warmed a pot of beans and Hortensia made fresh tortillas. Mama cooked arroz, and Esperanza was surprised that Mama knew just how to brown it first in oil with onions and peppers. Esperanza chopped tomates for a salad and hoped no one would mention the sweeping.
While they make dinner, Juan and Alfonso talked about the fields while Miguel and Isabel played with the babies, making them squeal with laughter.
While Isabel makes her dinner, Esperanza asked her what are she doing whit Alfonso and Miguel and she said that “she was full of secrets”, Alfonso and Miguel don't answer, and continue making their dinner.