Col. Taylor: Lately, what with one thing and another, I've been neglecting my quarter-horses. Like to come back and work for me?
Ted: That's mighty handsome of you, Colonel, and I hate turnin' you down - but I still can't see Nora marrying a $30-a-month cowhand.
Col. Taylor: You got somethin' better in mind?
Ted: No … but I'm sure gonna try.
Col. Taylor: And what about the $5,000 Nora gets when she marries? Are you so independent you'll turn that down too?
Ted: Well, like you say, Colonel, I may be independent - but I sure ain't foolish.