Mr. Edwards adopted son, John, must choose between going away to school for several years to realize his dream of becoming a writer or marrying his true love, Mary Ingalls, and living the life of a farmer in Walnut Grove.
Did You Know?
Mary is said to be 13 years old here, setting it in 1878. Grace Ingalls was born in 1877 yet she hasn't been born yet here. See more
Carl Sanderson Edwards
How do you figure what a poem's worth?
Oh, I don't know. I guess the figure it up about the same way they do corn. Except they don't go by the bushel, isn't that right, John?
John Sanderson Edwards
Yep. They set it up on the scale and weigh it out. 16 poems, 428 lines, three and a quarter pounds... comes to $7.10 exactly!