Charles: I reckon I should have told you why I wanted Jack tied up.
Laura: You said you didn't want him going after you and scaring away the game.
Charles: Well, that was only part of it. See, I saw some Indians on the way home yesterday. Jack's a watch dog--I was afraid he would go after them and get into trouble. From now on, every time I'm gone, we're going to have to tie Jack up, even though he hates it. It's for his own good, and for ours. Do you understand now?
Laura: Yes. But you could have just told me, Pa. I'm not a baby anymore.
Charles: (smiles) Yeah, I'm gonna have to try and remember that.