Caleb and Wade have never been friends because their families have always been rivals. Both of their father's grew up and inherited their father's farms. Every year Caleb's family and Wade's family compete to have the most successful harvest and earn the most money, so naturally wade and Caleb have never gotten along.
One night Wade's dog got out and made his way into Caleb's fields. While Caleb was out preparing to bring in the sheep, he spotted the dog, but since it was dark out, Caleb thought that the dog was a wolf. Acting on his instincts, Caleb shot the dog to prevent the sheep from being killed by the "wolf."
Caleb soon realized that the "wolf" was Wade's dog, and not long after, Wade came over the hill to see his dog dead in the middle of Caleb' field and a gun in Caleb's hand. Devastated, Wade goes over to his dog and picks up him up to take him home, but he looks over at Caleb and makes sure he knows he's going to pay for what he's done.
The next day Wade spent a lot of time trying to decide how he would get back at Caleb. Because of the hatred between the two families it wasn't hard to come on with something but Wade was going to take it way too far.
That night Wade went back to Caleb's Property, and on his barn doors, he wrote "Revenge is sweet" in his dogs blood.
Revenge is sweet
The next morning, Caleb went out to the barn, and as soon as he saw the message, he knew what wade had done. Caleb went into the barn to see that every animal had been killed and all of his property was destroyed, and all of this had happened because of a simple mistake he had made.