Charles: (to Mary, who is pretending to be asleep after John broke up with her) I'm so sorry, darling. I wish there was something I could do.
Mary: His letters.....I believed them.
Charles: I know you did. But you know, sometimes things happen when there's a lot of distance between people. Maybe he just wrote you the things he thought you wanted to hear.
Mary: But I feel the same, Pa. I love John.
Charles: But he's not the same anymore, darling. He's changed, he's different. He's a city boy now, and he has different needs.