After joining the Wildcats, a secret club, Opie is made the keeper of the flame, the boy who will be responsible for for hanging on to the candle and matches that they use during their meeting. They've taken to meeting in Jubal Foster's barn and he runs them off regularly even complaining to Andy about the trespassers. Jubal has his own reasons for keeping them out of the barn - he runs a still in the back room. When Jubal accidentally sets his barn on fire he blames the Wildcats so when Andie finds the candle in Opie's room, he blames the boy for setting the fire. Andy is prepared to make restitution since he thinks it's his son who's responsible but it's another of Barney's blunders that sorts it all out in Opie's favor. Written by
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When Andy and Barney are driving up the lane to Jubal Foster's farm and Jubal is frantically stashing his moonshine jars in the shed, there is a cow munching hay directly behind Jubal who is now standing by the shed door. As Andy and Barney are exiting the squad car the cow instantly disappears from behind Jubal. There one second, gone the next. See more