Scene continues in a huge Christmas-themed store. Pons and Ned have seen Santa and Ned now has a magic balloon.
Ned: Hey, Pons. Think I oughta give this magic balloon to Maw fer Christmas?
Pons: Great idea, Ned. What magic could Aunt Natalie need?
Ned: Might git her hair ta grow back in. Maybe her hurt hip might git fixed.
Pons: Sure, Ned. She may just feel better knowing you care enough to give her your magic balloon.
Ned: Yeah. I 'member she once apared me ta Jack. Ya know? The kid what had the talkin' beans.
Pons: Oh, I see. Jack and the beans -- talk.
Ned: Righto. She said I was like Jack. He traded a old cow fer some magic beans. I never heard 'em talkin' though.
Pons: They grew into a giant bean stalk though; right?
Ned: Kind of a bean tree, Pons. He climbpt it acourse; who wouldn't?
Pons: Sure. Then he met the giant.
Ned: He met a giant? I thunk he got a job in the factry an' sent his maw his checks?
Pons: I guess that happened too.
Ned: Anyways, I figured that meant Jack were a hero and that was how she felt about me.
Stepping up from behind comes Ned and Pons' cousin Red.
Red: Couldn't help hearing your fascinating story about dumb old Jack.
Pons: Bye Red. Nice to see you go.
Ned: Jack weren't dumb, Red. He were the hero what --
Red: He was a fool who traded a valuable farm animal for three beans. The story clearly labels Jack as a dimwit.
Ned stared at Red for a few seconds and said nothing. Then he stared at Pons, who couldn't speak.
Ned: I remind Maw a Jack. He turned and walked away from the other two. After a few steps, he let the balloon go.
To be continued...
Thanks to VMarguarite for use of the image.