Charles: I do know that God seems to give each of us some special talent or gift. He gave you a couple of real good ones. He gave you determination, and a lot of spunk.
Laura: Well, the fact is, I don't think that spunk's gonna help me now that Nellie's got that new thoroughbred. It's a real race horse, papers and everything!
Charles: Now hold on! "Papers and everything." Who says horses can read? I don't think Bunny read those papers, and I think she knows she can win that race. And you will if you work hard enough. Besides, I never did hear of an Ingalls that was a quitter.
Laura: (smiles) I'm not gonna quit, Pa.
Charles: All right. That's more like it.