The Cartwrights convince the prison warden to free 23-year-old chain-gang convict, Danny Kid, imprisoned since he was an orphan of thirteen, and take him on as a ranch-hand to repay him for saving Little Joe from being dragged to death by a spooked horse. Written by
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[last lines of episode 3.8
There go two wealthy young men.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
What do you mean, Pa?
Well, they have something all the money in the world can't buy. It's called friendship.