Nels: Don't ever do that again.
Harriet: Not dust the shelves?
Nels: You know perfectly well what I'm talking about! You deliberately snubbed Doc Baker.
Harriet: Oh, did I?
Nels: Yes! He's a fine man, and he's a--
Harriet: He's a quack! That's what he is!
Nels: He's a friend of mine! And as long as he is, you will be civil to him.
Harriet: Oh, is that so?
Nels: Yes, that's so. And please keep your totally irresponsible opinions of him to yourself.
Harriet: That man should thank his stars that he is walking around free, and not behind bars, where he belongs. Why, he as much as murdered Laura's child!
Nels: That's not true!
Harriet: It is true! And Laura herself believes it!
Nels: Laura is a disturbed person! A person in her condition has got to have somebody to blame. Time will bring her around, but you have no reason to--
Harriet: You listen to me, Nels Oleson, and you listen with both of your ears! The town has turned against Doc Baker.
Nels: With no small thanks to you, I'm sure.
Harriet: Because he's incompetent, that's why! Can't you get it through your head? I will never, and our children will never go into his office ever again, because if we do, that's irresponsible! (storms out)