As it starts to get colder outside, Don Trine takes his daily walks by himself, every afternoon.
Kids questioned where he was going and said they were going to follow him.
It didn't involve money at all, he just stuck his arm in the ground! HE MUST BE CRAZY!
He is just plain CRAZY. I'm sorry we wasted our time trying to figure him out
A lot of rumors were discussed about Don Trine that were really far fetched and the boys decided that they were going to try and follow him and investigate the area he goes to. They investigated the land and found a bunch of holes.
He's not crazy after all, not I understand and will do this every year myself
They were finally successful and waited for Don to arrive one afternoon in the field. They saw him dig a hole, put one arm in, and fill dirt around his arm with his other hand. He stayed that way for some time and was really satisfied.
The boys returned to the grove and told everyone what Don Trine was doing and everyone thought Don Trine was just crazy and lost interest in the whole situation.
One boy didn't lose interest though. He went by himself to the field and did what Don Trine had been doing. Once he felt the Earth resting, he understood and knew that Trine was not crazy. Once the Earth froze and holes could not be dug, the boy realized the meaning of what Trine was doing and how he now has to wait until next fall to feel it again.