Delmar: "A meracle. It was a miracle!"
Everett: "Delmar, don't be ignorant. I told you they was flooding this valley."
Delmar: "No! That ain't it!"
Pete: "We prayed to God and he pittied us!"
Everett: "Well, it never fails. Once again, you two hayseeds are showin' how much you want for intellect. There's a perfectly scientific explanation for what just happened."
Pete: "That ain't the tune you was singin' back at the gallows!"
Everett: "Well, any human being will cast about in a moment of stress. No, the fact is, they're flooding this valley so they can hydrelectric up the whole durn state. Yes, sir, the South is gonna change. Everything's gonna be put on electricity and run on a paying basis. Out with the old spiritual mumbo jumbo, the superstitions, and the backward ways. We're gonna see a brave new world where they run everybody a wire and hook us all up to a grid. Yes, sir, a veritable age of reason. Like the one they had in France. Not a moment too soon."