Almanzo: (after catching up with Laura's coach) Laura! Eliza and Harv are getting married!
Laura: Well, I'm very glad to hear that. But did you have to run all the way up here just to tell me that?
Almanzo: Laura, she's going to St. Louis. Don't you see? Walnut Grove will need a new teacher. And we can live in my house! You can teach, and we can still be together!
Laura: But I thought you didn't want me to teach.
Almanzo: Why do you listen to me? You know how stubborn I am! Besides, it wasn't the teaching so much. It was the being apart. Laura, I love you. Please say yes. Look, I brought the ring. (Takes out ring) Will you marry me?
Laura: (Begins to smile) Of course I will! (Jumps out of coach into his arms)