Charles: Nels, I don't know when I'll be able to pay that bill. It'll be as soon as I can.
Harriet: But not by the end of the week.
Charles: No. I'd appreciate it if I could keep my account open. I won't be charging much, just necessities.
Harriet: Now, just a moment! You already owe a tidy sum of money, and now you want to charge more?
Harriet: Well, I'm speaking, Nels! Now, you weren't the one who was insulted by Mrs. Ingalls! (turns to Charles) If you expect charity from us, I will expect a full apology from your wife for the remarks she made to me yesterday.
Nels: Harriet, please.
Harriet: I'm waiting, Mrs. Ingalls.
Charles: Well, you're gonna have a long wait, Mrs. Oleson! Nels, I'll be in to pay that bill as soon as I can.
Nels: Oh, I know that.
Charles: Come on, Caroline, let's go.
Harriet: "Pride cometh before a fall, and a haughty spirit before destruction!" Proverbs!
Charles: Correction, Mrs. Oleson. It's pride goeth before destruction, and as for the rest of it, I'd let it fall into the Grand Canyon before I let my wife go begging to you!