While delivering a load of fence posts to a neighbor, John-Boy spots someone he knows stealing a couple of chickens. He keeps the fact to himself and confronts the thief, who agrees to return the fowl. But when the sheriff tells the Waltons that the neighbor was shot by a chicken thief, John-Boy regrets keeping his knowledge to himself, even though he is sure the thief he saw is not capable of shooting anyone. Meanwhile Ben has a crisis of conscience of his own when he wins a poetry contest with something he feel he stole from John-Boy. Written by
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Sheriff Ep Bridges is seen reading the August 1, 1931 issue of "Literary Digest," although it appears that \the props department altered the date to say 1934, more in synch with the Waltons story line. Artwork on the magazine cover is called "Gloucester Fisherman," and was painted by Joseph Margulies. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
When I look back on Walton's Mountain, I remember that our parents, by word and by example, took some pains to teach us the practical lessons of life and its virtues. But, though I had been well taught, there came a time when I doubted my own honesty and questioned its true value.