Jealous of the attention Charles showers on his newborn son, Laura longs for the place she believes she's lost in her pa's affections and angrily refuses to pray for her little brother to get well when the baby becomes seriously ill.

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Jealous of the attention Charles showers on his newborn son, Laura longs for the place she believes she's lost in her pa's affections and angrily refuses to pray for her little brother to get well when the baby becomes seriously ill.

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The real Charles Frederick Ingalls died at the age of 10 months. There are no records inducating what he died of. See more »

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The bell is missing from the church despite the fact that the bell was made and placed on the church two episodes earlier. See more »

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Charles: Aren't you going to eat something?
Caroline: Carrie already had hers and... I'm not hungry.
Charles: You hardly eat enough to keep a bird alive.
Caroline: I'll gain weight soon enough. All women do.
Charles: Don't tell me you're worried about gaining weight. You take after your mother. There's no way your going to gain any.
Caroline: There's one way.
Charles: Where if there is, i'd sure like to know...
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the star episode for season 1
25 August 2015 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Little house keep throwing out good episodes one after the other this is the star episode for season 1. Now I'm not going to review bothe parts but I'm going to do both of them once. This was the first 90 min TV special that came out and it was outstanding!! Caroline was pregnant with their 4th child Charles was overjoyed. Not long the baby was born and it was a boy just what Charles always wanted.They named him Charles jnr or in Mr Edwards case "freddie". But the happiness is not going o last long.Charles jnr gets sick and Charles and Caroline asks the girls to please pray for Charles.Mary does but Laura says she does not want to(she's a little jealous bc her father gives more attention to him than her) God had plans to take him away fast and just when the baby we're older than one year he died of some kind of disease. Laura thinks that this was her fault for not praying for him so she run away and she tries to give herself up for God so that he cans send Charles jnr back to ma and pa In later episodes you would also see that the ingalls's does not have luck when it comes to male babies. This episode is good and a 10/10.its heartfelt and sad and one of Melissa Gilbert's best performances!!! It will bring you to tears.


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