Hetty takes a sabbatical to take care of Olivia and her newborn son, Montgomery. During this time, retired Colonel Clive Pettibone becomes the school's new teacher, and Hetty finds success writing short stories.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Hamilton ...
Lally Cadeau ...
David Fox ...
Heather Brown ...
Harmony Cramp ...
Mark Bigney ...
Morgan Pettibone
Maja Ardal ...
Mrs. Clara Potts
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Mrs. Elvira Lawson


Hetty has decided to give up her teaching job to stay at home and help Olivia with the care of baby Montgomery. As such, Avonlea is in search of a new teacher. This is not an easy task as once the children are out from under Hetty's strict teaching methods, they have become a rambunctious lot who will run roughshod over any new teacher. Although not the perfect candidate, the School Board feel that applicant Clive Pettibone, a retired military Colonel, may be what is required to get the children back in line. He is a seemingly stern, strict and humorless disciplinarian. He is hired for a two week probationary period. Regardless of what the children may have to say about Mr. Pettibone, he may not want the position after an unfortunate incident with Hetty. Meanwhile, because of a conversation with Olivia and Sara about what she sees as the trash that passes as contemporary popular writing - most specifically the book "Pride of the Punjab" by C.L. Small - Hetty decides to write a story ... Written by Huggo

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17 October 1993 (Canada)  »

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