Friendly Persuasion

Thy first turn's at the crossroads.
Bear right for three miles.

Is thee preaching there this morning?
- Who's preaching there?
- Thee?

- Who?
- Thee.

That's a dandy!
Son, I'm not a man of the cloth.

I sell organs.
Now, what in thunderation is all this
thee-ing and thou-ing about?

Bible talk to honor the Sabbath?
No, we talk that way weekdays too.
Excuse me, but it sounds mighty queer.
Who's "we"?
Quakers! Have you folks
got a church around here?

Yes, we call it a Meeting House.
It's just beyond the Methodist Church.

Hast thou an organ in thine
Meeting House, friend?

We don't hold with music playing.
What, no organ?
Dear me! Why, a church
without an organ...

:08:50 like a tree without a bird.
Wait till I talk
to that minister of yours.

He'll never be content
until he buys an organ.

I wish thee luck with the preacher.
That's three miles over, take
the main road, turn right. I got it.

Thank you.
Get up!
Now look, Mildred...
...there is a horse!
- I'm going by Caleb's, Pa.
- All right, son.

Red Rover, that man
paid thee a compliment.

If he only knew.
Listen, Red, just don't slow down...
...when thee hears Sam Jordan
coming behind us...

...and, by sugar, we'll stay
out in front today.

- Thee say something, Jess?
- I was just soothing Red Rover.

If thee talked as much to the Almighty
as thee does to that horse...

...thee might stand more squarely
in the light.

Sounds like thy sermon's
already begun, Eliza.

Why, Jess!
I thought thee liked my preaching.

Now, Eliza, thee has the prettiest
pulpit voice I ever heard.