Almanzo: I got a raise.
Charles: Hey, that's wonderful! I'm proud of you.
Almanzo: I was hoping you would be, because I want to marry your daughter.
Charles: Well, I have to be honest with you, son, that does not come as a big surprise to me.
Almanzo: Next month.
Charles: That does.
Almanzo: Mr. Ingalls, I know how set you are on having Laura wait until she's 18.
Charles: Good. Then it won't come as a surprise to you when I tell you the answer's no.
Laura: But Pa--
Charles: Do you mind? This is between myself and the man who may become my son-in-law in two years.