- Arless: How fer off is heaven?
- Travis: Oh, I don't know, in a fer peace, I guess.
- Tarvis: What happened, Mama?
- Mama: When all of the sudden, I do not heavenly, hardly know.
- Travis: Mama, listen. Old Yeller just saved our life and Elizabeth's, too. And she saved our life and Arless's. We could not. We did not know. When all the sudden... I would pen it up when he could not get out. A-and then we would wait. We could not shoot up like he was nuttin'. Don't ya understand?