The Winter Room - Crazy Alen Summary & Analysis

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Crazy Alen Summary

Crazy Alen was a man that uncle David says he heard stories about when he was a young woodcutter. Alen had been a woodcutter long before David became one, and is legendary for his strength. He is also well-known for being a practical joker. Most of the men enjoyed his jokes, but one day he goes too far and drops a tree directly in front of the outhouse when the foreman is inside. Nobody is hurt, but the foreman is furious that Alen would do something so dangerous and so fires him from the crew.

Alen leaves the camp and builds a small cabin in the forest nearby. The foreman actually becomes good friends with Alen, and hikes out to his cabin to visit him and play checkers. Alen continues to play jokes on the foreman whenever he came, but the...

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