Caroline: (about Mr. Edwards) He is uncivilized!
Charles: He's a little rough on the edges, but that's just because he hasn't had the advantage of the refining influence of a woman.
Caroline: Oh, I can imagine the types of women he's known! I don't feel comfortable having him around the children, Charles--especially Laura. For some reason, she's taken to him.
Charles: Well, so have I. He's a good man, and he's been kind to us. I expect you to be civil and friendly to him.
Caroline: I am civil! But I will not be friendly. I doubt he's ever seen the inside of a Church!
Charles: Well, that hardly seems like a proper way to judge a man. I know an awful lot of pious Church-goers who wouldn't think of helping out a neighbor the way Mr. Edwards has. I'll see to the ponies. I'm going in to bed, you coming? (Caroline doesn't answer) Well, good night.
Caroline: I'll be friendly....but my heart won't be in it.