Vincent Van Gogh's brother Theo pays him a visit and encourages him to rediscover his spark to overcome his depression. He calls Vincent an idler, but Vincent is quick to discern himself from a man who chooses to be idle. Rather, he indicates that he would love to work but cannot because of his current situation.
A crowd of men is intrigued at the opportunity to be paid fair wages as orange pickers in the West. Even though handbill says that 800 pickers are needed, one of the men quickly tries to discourage the crowd from the seemingly lucrative opportunity.