Scene One: This Gun of the Hand
This gun of the hand is for the taking of human life. We believe it is
wrong to take life, that is only for God. Many times wars have come and
people have said "You must fight, you must kill, it is the only way to
preserve the good." But Sammuel, there is never only one way, remember
that. Would you kill another man?
I would only kill a bad man.
Only the bad man, I see, and you know this bad man by sight? You are able
to look into their hearts and see this badness?
I can see what they do, I have seen it.
And having seen, you become one of them. Don't you understand? What you
take into your hands, you take into your heart...
Scene Two: Bee Sting
Jacob was a good farmer. None better.
But not the man to buy a horse for you. Hochleifner, wasn't it your father
sold him that horse with a ruptured testicle? Told him it was a bee sting
made him limp that way.
That horse had one good ball. That's all it takes.
John Book: Lady, you take my picture with that thing
I'm going to rip your brassiere off and strangle you with it.
John Book: If we'd made love last night, I'd have
had to stay, or you'd have had to leave.
Eli Lapp: You be careful out among them English.
Daniel Hochleifner: Your hole is better now?
John Book: Yeah, it's pretty much healed.
Daniel Hochleifner: Good, then you can go home.
Rachel: Enjoying your reading?
John: Oh yeah, I'm learning a lot about manure.
Eli: You never had your hands on a teet before?
John: Not one this big.