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The folks worked out in the fields/farm, it was starting to get cold.
Don Trine would leave every afternoon, so some of the folks would follow Don Trine, but he would go down a different path each time. Don Trine told the folks that tried to follow him, that he doesn't want anyone behind him. So they got curious.
They started rumors about what Don Trine was doing when he left every afternoon. Someone would spy on him after he left, so they started to say stuff about Don Trine that they saw, but they things they were saying were not true.
The folks assumed and said that he was hiding the money that he earned that year or that he had found some buried treasure and every day, little by little, he was bringing it back to his coop.
The boy finally understood what Don Trine would do after he left every afternoon. The boy discovered that what Don Trine experienced and what he never forgot was feeling the earth move, feeling the earth grasp his fingers and even caressing them. He also felt the warmth of the earth. He sensed he was inside someone. Then he understood what Don Trine was doing.
Don Trine was not crazy after all, he simply liked to feel the earth when it was sleeping. The boy is going to do the same thing next year that Don Trine did.