Laura feels like she has grown enough to go hunting with Charles so they let her. While unrolling the bedroll, she accidentally knocks over the gun that Charles left loaded and ready to shoot. It goes off, hitting Charles in the abdomen. Laura has to try to help him back to the trapper's cabin. She manages to get him on his horse, but when they are going up a hill, it's too steep and the horse and Charles slide back down the hill. The horse dies. Charles sends Laura to the cabin to get help. She gets their and the trapper has gone off to check his traps and only his blind father is in the cabin. Laura needs someone strong to help her get Pa to the cabin. The blind man helps her but then Laura insists that the blind man help her find the road they came in on so that she can find Mr. Edwards at their meeting place and send him to get a doctor. It'll take a miracle to save Charles. Written by
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Burl Ives was a well known actor and also a folk singer from the 50s and 60s and had many hits. He is also known for narrating Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the famous claymation Christmas movie. See more
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