Spencer, your brother has been killed. By the time you receive this letter, I suppose your uncle has been killed, as well. Your nephew has been wounded. This ranch and your legacy are in peril. War has descended upon this place and your family. Whatever war you fight within yourself must wait. You must come home and fight this one.
Jack: So you sell the electricity and then rent all the things that need electricity? Salesman: More or less. Jack: We don't need any of these things. Salesman: Well, they're conveniences. Their use gives you time to do other things. Jack: What other things? Salesman: Well, other chores. Jack: You'll invent machines to do those, and then what do we do? Salesman: Go on a picnic. Go for a swim. Go to the cinema! You can enjoy a more leisurely life.