The marriage between Almanzo and Laura faces its first stern test when he falls seriously ill with diphtheria and later suffers a crippling stroke. Eliza Jane arrives to help care for her brother, but makes matters worse by babying him.
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In her book Prairie Tale: A Memoir, Melissa Gilbert commented that in this episode she played a pregnant married woman while she was a virgin and later when she filmed the movie Zoya, she played a virgin while she was 3 months pregnant with her son, Michael Garrett. See more
Almanzo James Wilder
Nothing's going to do me any good! I'm a cripple, and that's how I'm going to be for the rest of my life!