A woman dies. Her husband is in prison, and the sheriff needs someone to look after the boy until the boy's uncle can come to claim him. The Cartwrights begin to take care of the boy at the Ponderosa. When the boy arrives at the ranch, he does not know that his father is in prison. The boy learns the truth about his dad, and news reaches the Ponderosa that the convict has escaped from prison. The Cartwrights deal with the possibility that the boy's father may be coming their way. Written by
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[Ben, Hoss and Charlie are attending a funeral
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
It's a doggone shame, ain't it, Charlie.
Yep, sure is. Doc said she had pneumonia. By the time he got there, wasn't much he could do 'cept call the sheriff.
Well, didn't anyone know she was sick?
[indicating young Billy
First they knew was him riding all the way in to fetch the doc by himself.
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