I read this riddle in my grandfather's diary, which I found in the library.
After that, I went for a walk.
Images: Jacob studies his own story on the stone cabin's steps, then goes for a walk on the planar property (we watch from high in the air).
Jacob goes to the Garden of Eden
Standing at open hives, Jacob falls awake into a traveling darkness. Twisting through space, he falls to a patch of land which resembles his ancestral home, the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas. His grandfather, James Hive-Maker, emigrated from England to built a stone log cabin there, surrounded by concrete trees filled allegorical sculpture.
While we patiently listen, Jacob describes the tree-sculpture story of Abel's biblical murder by his brother Cain. Rather than punish Cain, God carved an X in his forehead to protect him. Jacob ponders this riddle, and then returns to the hives, where his body is waiting.