[talking about the bullies Bucky and Buster]
Emily:I hope Santa has nothing but dolls when he gets to their house.
[Billy nods, then suddenly looks shocked]
Emily:Well he's gotta leave them *something*.
Star:Come on inside honey.
Young Annabelle:But I wanna go with them! I want to fly too!
Star:Well, you'll have to ask Santa about that.
Young Annabelle:Is he coming back?
Star:Yes - next year.
Young Annabelle:Good, then I'll wait right here!
[she sits down in the snow]
Ears:Er, you know, a year, is a very, very long time, young lady. Maybe - you'd better wait inside the barn. At least that's my opinion.
Aunt Agnes:[after Billy and Annabelle meets for the first time outside and begin to play, Agnes joins Grandpa's side]You gave him a cow for Christmas?
Grandpa Baker:No, it was Santa Claus.
Aunt Agnes:You're teaching the boy to believe in that fantasy?
Grandpa Baker:Ain't nothin' wrong with a little believin', after what he's been through.
Aunt Agnes:Exactly! This dreadful barn is a constant reminder of that horrible fire. This barn just isn't safe, let alone for a boy who can't talk!
Buster:[the Holder Brothers are bullying Billy, again]How come you only hang around with girls?
[He pushes Billy, making him fall on the snow]
Bucky:Huh, Billy? How come?
Emily:[angry]Why don't you leave him alone?
Bucky:Why don't youy let Billy stick up for himself? Oh, I forgot: he can't talk.
Emily:You're just jealous 'cause YOU don't have any friends!
Bucky:[pushing her as well]Stay out of this, Emily!
[as she glares at them, they began to laugh. Annabelle, fed up with the teasing, charges at them and hits them square in their stomachs, making them fall down with a loud SPLAT]
Adult Billy:[as the Narrator, talking about Annabelle,Billy and Emily]Talkin' just wasn't required for the kind of friendship they had.