It was one early morning in November Juche 39 (1950) when the Fatherland Liberation War was at its height.
President Kim Il Sung dropped in at the house of a farmer while looking round the village in Kosanjin in order to learn about the living of farmers. At that time, the Supreme Headquarters of the Korean People’s Army was located in Kosanjin.
The masters of the house and a young pupil, their son, were threshing sorghum in the yard.
After exchanging greetings with them, the President personally took the flail of the pupil and started threshing. As he energetically swingled the flail, the grains of sorghum were cracked and piled up on the ground.
The masters of the house earnestly asked him to stop flailing. But he kept threshing, saying that he, too, was of a peasant origin and had little difficulty in doing such a thing.
After a fairly long time he stopped threshing. And he said to his entourge that they should actively help farmers in their work and the army should always have close ties of kinship with people.