Laura: (reading her story to Jenny and Almanzo) "She looked at Ma gently rocking and knitting. She thought to herself, 'This is now.' She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa, and Ma, and the firelight, and the music, was now. It could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago."
Jenny: Oh, Aunt Laura! It's beautiful!
Almanzo: Beth, I knew it would be good, but I had no idea......
Laura: Do you mean it? Do you really mean it?
Jenny: You never knew you could write like that?
Laura: No, I really didn't. But you know, it's just like what I said about teaching. Something so right, something I was meant to do.
Almanzo: Just wait until the publisher reads it. I don't see any way you could keep from winning!