Nels: (about Molly) About what happened yesterday...I wanted to explain. What happened between me and the girl...I don't want Harriet to know.
Charles: Well, whatever happened is between you and Harriet and the girl.
Nels: Her name is Molly. Molly Reardon. She runs the boarding house. She's really a lovely woman, Charles. She makes me laugh, and we enjoy each other's company. Most importantly, she makes me feel young again. I love Harriet, but...I guess I'm just a little mixed up right now. I need to sort it all out. Can you understand anything I am saying to you?
Charles: I really don't think it's up to me to understand.
Nels: I suppose you're right. How can I expect anyone else to understand when I don't even understand myself?