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John-Boy publishes his first newspaper. It includes a story about Ben's troubles. Olivia is mad. But John-Boy has to publish the story to follow his convictions.
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[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
I believe that in our family all of us children were sparked to do our best, whatever we tried, for two reasons. There was the personal satisfaction we felt, of course, but, just as important, we knew that the whole family would take pride in the success of any one of us. But then a day came when I had to face the fact that a goal I had set for myself was threatening to disgrace and divide the family.