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Scene 26 Snippet

BIG TOM is seen with tools and his jeep in the background, repairing a fence. His cattle begin milling about and mooing, groups running in this direction and that, some groups running into each other as though in a stampede that isn't directed. They are alarmed yet confused, getting some signal that BIG TOM can't sense.

A low moan from the earth is heard, barely perceptible at first. However, this low moan keeps up, rising and falling but not going away from now until the pole shift.

BIG TOM has turned pale, drops his tools, leaving them where they lay on the ground, stumbles back toward his jeep and drives off crazily, not even shutting the door until well on his way up the dirt road.