Caroline Ingalls sends her family on ahead to the picnic grounds for the week-end, planning to join them after baking pies for a church fund-raiser, unaware that a simple scratch on her leg is quickly festering into a life-threatening infection. Written by
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This episode is nearly identical in title, plot, and even some camera angles to the Bonanza "A Matter Of Circumstance" (which only switched the focus to Michael Landon's character rather than Karen Grassle's), and both were directed by William Claxton. See more
Dr. Hiram Baker
[to Charles about Caroline
The fever's broken! Courageous woman - if she hadn't opened the infection when she did, she would have lost her leg, and probably her life. But now, with rest, she's going to be just fine.