Meanwhile, Jake Brigance is caught up trying to get insurance for his burned down house. His new secretary informs him that a letter from Mr. Seth Hubbard has arrived for him. It is a revised holographic will that renounces his previous one, wherein all his money was to go to his children and grandchildren. In this revised will, Hubbard wishes to leave the bulk of his money to his housekeeper, Letitia Lang, a little to the church and some for his brother. He asserts that his bullheaded children will fight the contents of the will, and Jake is entrusted the responsibility to make sure that doesn’t happen.