After a few months in the village, Dr. Harrison has caught the eye of several of the young ladies. He has focused his attention on the parson's daughter, Sophie Hutton, and hopes to spend some time with her at Lady Ludlow's garden party. Her younger brother Walter takes ill however. Captain Brown receives a visit from Major Gordon who has an interest in his daughter, Jessie. While she too is interested in the Major, she's not sure she can leave her father alone. Mayhem ensues when Mrs. Forrester's cow, Bessie, goes missing after someone leaves the gate open. Lady Ludlow's estate manager Mr. Carter catches young Harry Gregson trespassing but decides to hire him rather than report him to the constable. Matilda meets someone from her past. Rumors have it that the railway may be coming to Cranford. Written by
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[Bessie, Mrs. Forrester's cow, has fallen into a lime pit
I think the odor is the burning of the poor thing's hair. The lime has singed it off.
What care I if she lives on bald?
Miss Deborah Jenkyns
She will not be bald if she cannot recover - she will be naked!
It pains me to say so, Mrs. Forrester, but the poor bare beast will have to be destroyed.
... Unless you are prepared to dress it in pajamas.
Performed by Alistair Petrie
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