Sarah Carter's mother died so her father comes for a visit. He's a wealthy newspaper man from the big city and wants the Carters to come back and live with him. He "buys" the boys' affection with nice things. He helps Sarah out in her office by helping her with her layout, but it's not the way she wants it and she is happy with her life there and so her father leaves.
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I didn't approve of her marrying you, but she went ahead and married you anyway. I didn't approve of her moving West, but here she is! She has rejected my advice and my help at every turn!
You don't give advice, Elliot. You give orders. She's tired of being pushed around by you, and so am I. Now, you've given her nothing but grief ever since you got here. Now this may be a shack, but it's our shack. And you're not welcome in it.