Laura: I'm sorry about yesterday.
Almanzo: What happened?
Laura: Well, you know.....me getting your name wrong and all.
Almanzo: Oh, that's okay. I liked it. Now, from now on, you and only you may call me Manly.
Laura: You're joking with me!
Almanzo: No, I'm not. But now I'm going to have to come up with a nickname for you. You got one?
Laura: Well, sort of. It's silly--my Pa gave it to me when I was young.
Almanzo: Oh. What is it?
Laura: It's, uh.....it's.....Half-Pint.
Almanzo: Half-Pint? (laughs)
Laura: Well, I'm getting a little too old for a name like that, but I don't want to hurt his feelings. You know how fathers are.
Almanzo: Oh, yeah. Well, I certainly can't be calling a lovely young lady like you Half-Pint, so I'll just have to think of something else. What's your full given name?
Laura: Laura Elizabeth Ingalls.
Almanzo: Laura Elizabeth......well, how does Beth sound?
Laura: (smiling) I like it!
Almanzo: All right, then. Beth it is!