Friendly Persuasion

In the berry line, there's
raspberries, gooseberries and the like.

- This your boy?
- This is Joshua.

Meet my girls.
This is Opal, Ruby,
she's my baby, and Pearl.

Gems, every one of them!
Girls, meet Joshua.
Don't overdo it, girls.
Come in the house.
Let's talk business in comfort.

Sit down, son.
They won't bite you.
Menfolks are so scarce here, the girls
get carried away at the sight of one.

But I keep telling them, "Easy does it."
Ain't that right?
As a Quaker, I've always been
against violence, Mrs. Hudspeth.

A Quaker, huh?
I guessed as much
from the way you talk.

All that thee-ing and thy-ing.
If I put my mind to it, I can say
you or yours if it suits thee.

No, sir.
"Pleased to meet thee.
Are these thy daughters?"

Prettiest talk I ever heard.
Makes me feel kind of romantic.
Come sit down.
Let's talk business back here.
You been on the road long?
About ten days.
Heading home tomorrow.

See any rebel raiders?
Everything peaceful all the way.
I hope you're right.
What if them ruffians come thieving
with nobody on the farm...

...but four defenseless women?
I shudder to think of it.
Now, about that nursery stock...
First look at my south 40...
...and tell me what orchard stock
would be best there. Opal!

Go hitch up Lady.