After the stagecoach Kitty is riding in is wrecked in the middle of nowhere, she wanders the desert in a vain search for help. On her last legs, a feral child approaches her at first with trepidation until Kitty can demonstrate she is a friend. She finds a cabin inhabited by a family who explain that the feral girl is an "animal" who has a bounty on her head for stealing chickens. The family captures the girl and keeps her in a cage with the intentions of exhibited for money as a wild animal. Matt and company finally find Kitty and the girl. Written by
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According to a book on "Gunsmoke," Amanda Blake, who lived in Arizona and commuted to Hollywood to do the shows on an as-needed basis, was extremely upset at working on location, particularly doing most of her scenes in a desert summer under many layers of clothing. This started a feud between her and producer John Mantley which culminated in Blake's departure from the show three years later. See more