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CHARLES INGALLS
[after he jarred Mr. Applewood, to the wall] You owe my wife, a thank you. She asked me, to be nice to you. [Charles, snaps Applewood's stick in two, and storms off]
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LAURA INGALLS
[opening narration while the Ingalls family are leaving the big woods of Minnesota] If I had a remembrance book, I would mark down how it was when we left our little house in the big woods to go west to Indian Territory. We had to go, Pa said, because so many people had come to live in the big woods, there wasn't enough game anymore for him to hunt and he feared we might go hungry. Ma said we might never again see Grandma and Grandpa, or Aunt Docia and Aunt Ruby and Uncle George. Though it made me sad, I still thought it a fine thing to go where there had never been a road before. We'd go where the land was more bountiful, he said, and he sold our house and land and cow, and packed whatever would fit in the wagon. I was glad Pa took his fiddle, for it makes a joysome sound. Mary was afraid to go, but I knew nothing bad could happen as long as we had Pa and Jack. Jack is my best and truest friend and Pa says there has never been a better watchdog. I knew there would be rivers to cross and hills to climb, and I was glad, for this is a fair land and I rejoiced that I would see it.
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SHERWOOD MONTAGUE
[after reading Nancy's essay, for which she got a D] Your Miss Plum was very generous in giving you a passing grade.
NANCY OLESON
You hate me, too!
SHERWOOD MONTAGUE
Not yet, but if I spent some more time with you, I'm very sure it could develop into that.
NANCY OLESON
I'm gonna kill myself! [runs upstairs]
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ALAN BARTON
How do you feel?
ADAM KENDALL
Lousy. I feel so weak.
ALAN BARTON
I'm not surprised, you've been a mighty sick man.
ADAM KENDALL
What time is it?
ALAN BARTON
It's after noon.
ADAM KENDALL
I have to get up and dressed. The test is soon- [he tries to get up but Alan pushes him down]
ALAN BARTON
Hey, slow down. The test was over with three days ago.
ADAM KENDALL
What?
ALAN BARTON
You've been asleep for three days. When I said you were sick, I wasn't foolin'.
ADAM KENDALL
Oh no. Oh my god.
ALAN BARTON
Well, I agree. It could've been alot worse.
ADAM KENDALL
But the test...
ALAN BARTON
To heck with the test! You're alive.
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ALMANZO JAMES WILDER
[trying to give Laura a nickname] What's your given name?
LAURA INGALLS
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls.
ALMANZO JAMES WILDER
Laura Elizabeth...
ALMANZO JAMES WILDER
How about Beth?
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ISAIAH EDWARDS
This here calls for a celebration. Everybody into the restaurant! Everything's on Mrs. Oleson!
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REVEREND ROBERT ALDEN
[at Julia Sanderson's funeral] Julia Sanderson asked me to read this today. She wrote it for all of you, loved ones and friends alike... "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I'll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all"... loud and clear.
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LAURA INGALLS
I hate that Nellie Oleson!
CAROLINE
Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.
CHARLES PHILIP INGALLS
Your ma's right, half-pint. Now on the way home, we'll try and think of some!
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NELSON "NELS" OLESON
[says to mrs. oleson] you should be looked up in a cage and feed with a stick, you have made life miserable for everyone
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LAURA ELIZABETH INGALLS WILDER
I didn't realize how late it was.
CHARLES PHILIP INGALLS
Alright, upstairs now! GO ON! [Laura goes up to the loft, Charles follows] Alright, young lady, suppose you tell me where you've been!
LAURA ELIZABETH INGALLS WILDER
I was walking.
CHARLES PHILIP INGALLS
You were walking? Not towards home, I take it. I can't hear you!
LAURA ELIZABETH INGALLS WILDER
No, sir.
CHARLES PHILIP INGALLS
Then where were you walking?
LAURA ELIZABETH INGALLS WILDER
By the lake.
CHARLES PHILIP INGALLS
Do you have any idea how upset we get when you just disappear?
LAURA ELIZABETH INGALLS WILDER
Yes, sir. I'm sorry.
CHARLES PHILIP INGALLS
Well 'sorry' isn't enough. Now I haven't given you a whippin' in a long time and I think I've been making a mistake.