Vinod found the baby steps with which Ed tamped the tumulus comical. He told Ed he had tiny feet for such a bulky fellow. Ed replied that so did John Wayne and look at him. Venod shrugged.
Twice Ed nearly stumbled off the loose mound of loose, clumpy earth but managed both times to recover his balance with a kind of quickstep cha cha. As he finished up he started to complain again about the cold. Vinod told him not to kvetch. At least it wasn't raining.