The well-digger and his family marching home from town.
The rest of the movie concerns the reconciliation of father with daughter and with the family of the seducer, which had had no interest in aiding Patricia or her offspring.
Patricia delivers the mid-day meal to her father (r) and his co-worker, who is smitten with her.
I have never read any books by Marcel Pagnol's but I also found charming two French films based on his autobiographical works, My Father's Glory (1990) and My Mother's Castle (both available at Netflix). Watching them, I can see why joie de vivre is a French phrase.
Pascal Amoretti embraces his fallen daughter.