After rescuing a seriously ill, unconscious Reverend Alden from his runaway wagon, down on his luck plainsman, Caleb Hodgekiss, puts on the clergyman's collar and devises a plan to fleece the charitable townsfolk of Walnut Grove.

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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
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Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
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After rescuing a seriously ill, unconscious Reverend Alden from his runaway wagon, down on his luck plainsman, Caleb Hodgekiss, puts on the clergyman's collar and devises a plan to fleece the charitable townsfolk of Walnut Grove.

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27 September 1976 (USA)  »

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Caleb's wife Mattie is played by June Carter Cash, the real-life wife of Johnny Cash, who plays Caleb Hodgekiss. See more »

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The congregation sang the hymn "Ïn the Garden." at the end of the episode (The Collection, Season 3). Little House was set in the 1870-1880s, but C. Austin Miles (the hymn's writer) published the song in 1912, and was born in 1868. So the song was not around during the time frame of the show. (Unless Mr. Miles wrote it as a kid). See more »

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Mary Ingalls: ...We wondered if you'd be willing to rent part of this room.
Harriet Oleson: Rent? Did you say rent?
Mary Ingalls: We'd consider the money you'd charge for rent as part of your contribution to the drive. I mean, if you rent fifty dollars for the room, we could enter that fifty dollars as part of the donation. And people around would be terribly impressed.
Harriet Oleson: Fifty dollars... my, that sounds like a rather large donation to charity
[laughs thoughtfully]
Mary Ingalls: Probably one of the biggest gift that size in the whole county.
Harriet Oleson: Ah... lIs ...
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the trouble with people.
5 October 2015 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

The episode leads us into the 3d season.We see the Reverend Alden unconsions in his horse car. A man Named Caleb Hodgkiss took him in and his wife look after him. The next day Robert wakes up and Tells them that theirs been a fire in some village and that he was going to Walnutgrove to take in a collection. To help the people get back on their feet.Caleb tells Robbert that he would g and get the collection for him. The reverend agreed,but Caleb had other plans once all the people had give what they could he is going to take everything for himself. Later towards the end Mary discovers his plot and confronts him. Caught!!

Watch it and see what all happens in between and if the town is going to forgive him or if Mary is even going to tell.

Now continue to episode 2 season 3


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