Almanzo James Wilder: I've been waiting a whole week to find you in this kind of state. I figured that teaching would do it.,
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Manly, what on earth are you talking about?
Almanzo James Wilder: The answer, that's what. The answer to what you ought to be doing. You see, there's this contest. It was announced last week and I've been waiting until the right time to bring it up.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Well, what kind of contest?
Almanzo James Wilder: Writing.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Well, what kind of writing?
Almanzo James Wilder: Short stories, poetry, and novels. Your rememberance books must be crammed with all kinds of stories.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Manly, my rememberance books are just bits and pieces of a farm girl's life. Who would be interested in that?
Almanzo James Wilder: Well, city folks, for one, who don't know anything about how we live. And who knows how many others?