I went to move the link of "The Man Who Planted Trees" to list it under my video links and discovered that it had been removed. Apparently U.S. corporate pockets have decided to make money from it. (Imagine that!) My research indicates the author intended for it to be accessed freely.
Giono believed he left his mark on earth when he wrote Elzeard Bouffier's story because he gave it away for the good of others, heedless of payment: "It is one of my stories of which I am the proudest. It does not bring me in one single penny and that is why it has accomplished what it was written for."
Apparently it can now be found at amazon.com for some "green". Such a shame. It was a very beautiful and meaningful story/video. I hope most of you got to see it before it was taken down.
So often I feel like vultures are picking at my flesh.....