Avonlea: Season 4, Episode 3

Incident at Vernon River (24 Jan. 1993)
"Road to Avonlea" Incident at Vernon River (original title)

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Felix wants a rifle for his birthday but he gets a telescope instead. So he takes his father's rifle without asking, goes to the woods, aims at a deer, but accidentally shoots the family's dog Digger.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gema Zamprogna ...
Lally Cadeau ...
David Fox ...
Zachary Ansley ...
Michael Mahonen ...
Heather Brown ...
Izzy Pettibone
Harmony Cramp ...
Mark Bigney ...
Morgan Pettibone
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Mrs. Elvira Lawson
James Mainprize ...
Duncan Kincaid
Alex Floyd ...
Baby Daniel
Ryan Floyd ...
Baby Daniel
Luke ...


Gus has been busy with work of late, but Felicity, who would usually be up in arms about the neglect she is receiving from him, doesn't seem to mind. It is because she is fixated upon Arthur Pettibone, new teacher Clive Pettibone's eldest son who is visiting from Toronto where he is a veterinary student. Unlike Clive's youngest two offspring, Morgan and Isolde ("Izzy" in short), who idolize their father, Arthur and Clive do not see eye to eye on life in general. Arthur's visit is not by accident. Meanwhile, Felix will soon be celebrating his thirteenth birthday. He wants and is sure he will get a rifle as a gift from the family. Felix, Morgan and Izzy want to go deer hunting, and sell the meat to the White Sands Hotel. When Felix doesn't get the rifle he wanted and Alec refuses to get him one at his tender age, Felix does whatever he can to get his hands on a rifle to go hunting. But Felix, Morgan and Izzy all learn the hard way that rifles can shoot other things besides deer. Because... Written by Huggo

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Felicity King: What are you doing with that chair, Felix?
Felix King: Who are you, the kitchen constable?
Felix King: [Felicity cuts a piece of cake] Hey!
Felicity King: Hay is for horses.
Felix King: But that's my birthday cake.
Felicity King: That was yesterday. After one day, all rights to the cake revert to the baker. That's the law.
Felix King: Who's law?
Felicity King: The kitchen constable's law.
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