"Dumpy and stolid," Will is conservative in all matters and enterprising. "Will had little imagination but he had great energy. From childhood on he was a hard worker, if anyone would tell him what to work at, and once told he was indefatigable. ... Certain individuals, not by any means always deserving, are truly beloved of the gods, things come to them without their effort or planning. Will was one of these." He ends up owning a Ford dealership in the valley, a rich and powerful man. His prosperity puts him at some remove from his family. He died while on vacation abroad.