Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983): Season 4, Episode 4 - The Handyman - full transcript

Meddling Mrs. Oleson starts tongues wagging when a handsome itinerant handyman stays in the Ingalls' barn while helping Caroline with a kitchen addition after Charles is called out of town to work on Mr. Hanson's railroad lumber contract.

- [Laura]: Now, the water
comes up through this pipe,

out of the pump and into
the sink or kettle or bucket.

Now, whenever you
want to empty the sink

all you have to do
is pull this stopper;

the water runs down through
this pipe, back into the ground.

We never have to carry
water from the creek again!

- Never?

- That's right,
honey, never!

- Laura, Carrie, off with you,
you'll be late for school!

- Pa, will it be ready
when we get home?

- 'Fraid not, darlin', far from
it. Have a good day in school.

- [Girls]: Bye, Pa. Bye, Ma.

- [Pa]: Bye, honey
- [Ma]: Bye-bye.

- I know exactly
what you're thinkin'!

You want to move the kitchen
to the other side of the house.

- No!
- Don't worry, it's
not a problem.

All I have to do is
drill a new well,

move the foundation and
change all the drain pipes.

- Charles, don't tease! It's
just... such a big job.

It--it's so important,
it's gotta be right.

- Caroline, trust me,
it's going to be right.

You're gonna love
this kitchen!

I'm gonna go
stable the horses,

and knock a hole
through that wall.

- From a most pretty boy!

This should be a juicy one!

Miss Simpson's beau writes
just what's on his mind...

if ya get me meaning!

Ain't that the pits!

It's not from her beau!

It's a bill from
the dress shop...

Dst! Oh... Whoo, she
owes a pretty penny!

I'll say that, yeah.

Fetch me another one.

[ Caws ]


Dr. Baker.

I hope it's not from one
of his doctor friends...

all about people's
insides and nasty diseases.

- Mrs. Whipple?

- Oh! Ah, enough
of this, eh... Coming!

- Mrs. Whipple...

- Just locked the
door during lunch.

- Ah, Miss Kezia, filling in
for Mrs. Whipple again, hmm?

- Just for a few days.

She's got a bit of the wuzwells.

- The wuzwells?

- Oh, yeah, she was
well, now she's sick.

- Oh... well, I'll
drop in and see her.

Do you have any mail for me?

- Why yes! As a matter of
fact I have it right here!

If it's, uh, a bit
sticky... I'm sorry.

Sweaty palms seem
to run in my family.

- Mmm...

- Ah, good news, I take it?

- The best! It's
from Henson.

He got the big
contract he was after.

I can't wait to
tell Charles.

Thank you, Miss Kezia.

- You're welcome.

[ Caws ]

Oh, yes... this
should be a lovely one!

[ Hammering ]

- Hey, how're you doin', Doc?

- Charles.

- Come out here to supervise
or lend a hand, uh?

- Hello, Dr. Baker. How are you?
- Caroline.

- Ah, you're working
on the place, uh?

- Well, Henson gave
us two weeks off,

I figure it's now or never.

- I'm afraid you'll have to
change your plans, Charles.

- What?

- The railroad
accepted Henson's bid

on the material
for their new hotel.

- Well, that's great news!

I'll get back to the mill
as soon as I finish here.

- Well, you better
read the letter first...

If Henson gets the full order to
him by the 1st, there's a bonus.

If not, there's a penalty.

- How long will it take?

- Ah, by the looks of this,
two weeks, maybe more.

I can't go back to work
there 'til I finish here.

- Charles...

Don't worry about us.
We'll be fine.

Besides, we could
use the extra money.

- Yeah, suppose you're right.

OK, I'll go into town, start
loading the 1st shipment,

I'll take it out in the morning.

Can you give me a
ride into town, Doc?

- Sure thing. I'll
wait for you outside.

- Appreciate it, thank you.

Soon as I finish at the
mill, I'll come back and...

put a tarp up, cover up
the hole. Hey, I'm sorry.

- No, no, don't be.

I'm glad he got the bid.

- See ya soon.

[ Exhales ]

- [L]: The wall's gone!
- [C]: Where did it go, Ma?

- [L]: It flew away, like this!
- [M]: Like this?

- Girls! Girls!

Come on and fetch some water
for me, from the creek.

- [M]: All right.

- Use the front door!

- [L]: Yes, Ma.

[ Carrie giggling ]

- [Laura]: No, you
can't get the bucket!

Come on, Carrie, try
and get the bucket.

No, you can't have it!
You can't have the bucket!

No, no, you can't! Don't
let her get the bucket!

[ Carrie screams ]

Help me pull her
out. Don't let go.

It wasn't her fault, she
just lost her balance.

- I know, I know,
it's all right.

You're not hurt,
darling, are you?

- I'm all wet!
- I can see that!

Ah, and your new
sun bonnet too.

Mary, get her some dry
clothes, will you?

- Yes, Ma.

- Come on, hurry now. Come on.

- Ma, look!

- Oh, no!

- [M]: Come on, Spot!

- [L]: Come on, Spot!
Go out. Come on...

- That's it, Mary. Good.

- Come on, Spot.
- Come on.

- Oh, let's see you.

[ Thunder ]

Oh, no!

Hang on!

- Oh, I lost it!

Wait, I got it, I got it.

[ Panting ]

Oh, no, I lost it again!


- Oh, thank goodness!

Do you want some nails?

[ Laughs ]

- You're going to wash
the floors anyway!

♪ Whistling ♪

♪ Whistling ♪

- Ahem, hope I didn't
startle you, ma'am.

- Who are you?

- The name's Nelson.
Chris Nelson.

I answer easier to Chris.

And you'd be Mrs. Ingalls,
now wouldn't you?

I, uh, heard you might
be needing some help.

I'm a handyman,
general carpentry.

From the looks of
it, I heard right.

- Where'd you hear that?

- In town. I was
doing some odd jobs

for Oleson's Mercantile.

He said you might need some
help, so he sent me out here.

Um, I know a little
about most everything.

Masonry, carpentry, plumbing.

What I don't know, I figure out.

Carry my own gear.

- I can't pay much.

- I was working for
meals at the Mercantile.

- I don't know.

- Oh, of course.

I came out of nowhere, you
never set eyes on me before.

Uh, look, I can go to Oleson's
and get some references.

- No, I'm just
going there myself.

- All right, well, you ask him
anything you want about me.

In the meantime, if you've got a
set of plans for this kitchen,

I can be lookin' 'em over and
get a start while you're away.

You come back with any doubts,
I'll say "Thank you, kindly."

Won't cost you a
cent, and I'll go.

- All right.

I'll get the plans.

- All right, Mrs. Foster,
here's your change,

and your jellybeans.

- Thank you, Harriet.
See you tomorrow.

- I'm sorry, I can't
tell you more about him.

He just turned up the other
morning asking for work.

He does a good job. Took
care of a lot of the things

that the missus wanted
me to take care of.

And there was nothing
missing when he left--

- A deal more to do too, but
my husband seems to feel

your needs are far
more urgent than mine.

- That's right, I still do.

You'd be raising Cain
if you had a wall out

and nothing but a
tarp to shelter you.

- Just don't let him dawdle

because I want him back
here as soon as possible.

My husband doesn't seem to be
quite as handy about repairs

as your husband is.

- I beg to differ
with you, my dear...

I think I'm very
handy around the house.

- Oh...! Well, then
please explain to me

why did we hire Mr. Nelson
in the first place?

- We didn't hire him,
dearest, you did.

[ Inhales ]

- Well, I had to!

Nothing was getting
done around here,

and the whole house was
falling down around my ears!

- Well, I can't do
everything at once.

- Oh, you don't do
anything at once,

if the truth were known.
- What is that supposed to mean?

- Have a nice day...

- You should know what it
means, I said it in English,

or don't you speak
English anymore?

- I don't like to speak
any language with you!

Not that I get the
chance very often!

- Oh, well you
un-- grateful-- Oh!

- Whoa!

- [Laura]: Come, Bandit.

Come here, Bandit, come on, boy.

- [Ma]: Easy does it.

- Come on...
Come on, boy.

- Mrs. Ingalls.

That's quite a group of
lovely ladies you've got there.

Pretty as their Ma.

- Thank you. This is Mary...

- Hi.
- Hi.

- Laura.
- Hi.

- And Carrie.
- Hi.

- Hi, Carrie.

- Well, Mr. Nelson, if
we can come to terms...

the answer is yes.

- Good. I'd just
as soon finish

before coming to
terms though, ma'am.

Then whatever you're
willing to pay is fine.

- That hardly seems fair.

- I got no needs, no
family, no one to answer to.

I work at my own pace, I need
to sleep where I find myself.

- You'll eat with us.

And you can sleep in
that soddie up there.

There's a bed and extra
blankets if you need them.

- I'm obliged.

- Well, we'll let you
get back to work.

- [L]: Bye.
- Bye-bye.

- [M]: Bye.
- Bye.

- Look, Ma, he's dancing!

- Yeah, that's
what he does best!

Here, you want to try it?

You hold it right there,
then pull. There you go!

You know what else happened?

When I put that mouth on
him, he opened it up and said,

"I wanna belong to a
little girl named Carrie!"

[ Laughing ]

- Mr. Nelson, would you like
some more pie? Or coffee?

- No, I'd like it
but I just couldn't.

I don't know when
I've eaten so much!

I hope your husband realizes
what a lucky man he is.

- He does.

- I, uh, noticed that
fiddle before ma'am, may I?

- Oh, of course.

- Oh goody, music!

- Well, I can't
promise you anything.

You know, these fiddles
are peculiar animals,

you realize that don't you?

If they don't like ya,
they won't play for ya.

Well, let me get this thing
tuned up here... All right.

Ah! Beautiful. OK.

OK, here's the big
test, let's see...

♪ ♪ ♪

It likes me!

♪ ♪ ♪

- Aah! Ha!

- Oh, ladies, you
dance beautifully!

- Ah, and you play

- It's the fiddle, ma'am.
And the people it plays for.

Well, ahem, I best be
getting back to work.

- Oh no, Mr. Nelson, you've
done enough work for one day.

Besides, it'll be
getting dark soon.

- Well, I like long hours.
and working by a lantern light.

Makes the nights a little
shorter. Good night.

- Good night.
- Good night, Uncle Chris.

- Good night.

- I like him.
- Mmm.

- [Carrie]: Me too.

- You know what, Ma?
- Mmm?

- He said that he reckons

he's tasted the dust from
every road in the country!

He promised to tell us
all about his adventures.

I wish I could travel
and have adventures.

- Seems to me a lonely
sort of a life.

[ Humming ]

All right, girls,
time for bed.

- [Laura]:
Can I read in bed, Ma?

- Oh, all right, 10 minutes.

- Thanks.

- [Mary]: Good night.

- [Ma]: Good night.

- Good night, Uncle Chris.

- Good night, Carrie.

- [Laura]: Good night, Ma.

- [With a kiss]:
Good night, sweetie.

- Good night, Uncle Chris.

- Good night, Laura.

[ Hammering ]

- Quitting time?

- Mmm-hmm.

- Well, wouldn't want
to keep 'em awake.

- You do very good work.

- Well, I do the best I can.

Some I satisfy,
some I don't.

Actually, I'm just trying to
match the work your husband did.

- He'd appreciate that.

- Hmm.

A house tells a lot about
the people who live in it.

I can tell what kind
of man your husband is

by looking at his work,

seeing you.

He's a man who cares.

- You're very perceptive.

- Well, you gotta be,
the kind of life I live.

You run into all
kinds of people.

You gotta get on with 'em.

- You just go from town
to town? Is that it?

- Ma'am, I like wandering...

seeing what's on the
other side of the next hill.

Up 'til now, I
haven't found a place

I'd like to nail my boots
to the floor in, heh.


- I'll say good night
to you, Mr. Nelson.

- Good night, ma'am.

- Oh!

- My, how cosy!

- Now, now, now, now.

- Good morning.

- [Others]: Morning.

- Day off,
eh Mr. Nelson?

- Kezia, I don't believe
you've met Mr. Nelson?

He's finishing our kitchen.
- How do, ma'am.

- Hi there.

- How nice to see that
you're a... churchgoer, heh.

- I am a good
spells, ma'am.

How do.

- Isn't it a beautiful day?

- Simply beautiful.

[ Exhales ]

Just like one of
the family isn't he.

- [Kezia]: Well, I wouldn't
mind having him in my family.

if I had a family.

- Agh, really!

If you ask me, it isn't proper
to have a young man like that

living in the house. I
know I wouldn't feel safe.

- Well, I didn't ask you,

but if it'll ease your
mind any, Mrs. O,

I can guarantee you...
you'd be safe.

[ Knocking at door ]

- Who is it?

- It's Chris.

I saw the light on, I
hope I didn't disturb you.

- That's all right, I--I,
I can't let you in.

- Oh, I know,
it--it's, I understand.

Um... I guess I should
have waited 'til morning,

it's just, after what happened
with Mrs. Oleson this morning...

- Oh, well...

Never mind about
her. I'm used to her.

- Heh, I guess I'm not.

Well, you were so
quiet at supper...

- Well, that had nothing to do
with Mrs. Oleson. Believe me.

- Are you sure?

- Sure, really.

- OK, all right. I
was just worried...

Heh, it seems silly now...

to be worried about
something like that,

make such a big thing out of it.

- I don't think it's silly

to worry about other
people's feelings.

- Well, I'll let
you get some sleep.

- See you in the morning.

- Yeah. You look different...
- What?

- You look different, I...
Oh, it's your hair,

that's what the difference is.

- I was just brushing it.

- Well, it's beautiful that way.

Yeah, good night.

- Good night.

- [Laura]: Let's go eat
those jelly sandwiches!

Oh boy... this one's yours.

What's in here?


Look at this...
Carrie, you take two.

- When the cat's
away, the mice do play.

Isn't that what
mother said?

- Yeah. What's
it mean?

- I don't know.

Do you know what
that means, Mary?

- What?

- No, I'm sure you
wouldn't, you're too young.

- Well, what's it mean?

- Shut up.

I'll bet your mother knows.

- What's she talking about?

- Nothing, just eat your lunch.

- Some folks call
it monkey business.

- I know what that is!
It's when a monkey go--

- Shut up! I'll bet even Mary
knows what monkey business is.

Don't you, Mary?

Think hard...
monkey business.

Monkey business?

Monkey business.

Monkey business...

Mama! She hit me!

- What did you hit her for?

- Never mind.

- If you don't tell
me, I'll tell Ma,

then you'll have
to tell her.

- Don't you dare!
- I will if you don't!

- You have to swear not
to say a word about it!

- Cross my heart, hope to die,
stick a needle in my eye!

- It's that Mrs. Oleson,
I can just hear her:

"If you ask me there's some
monkey business going on there."

- Well, what's that
supposed to mean?

- I don't know.

- Then why'd you hit her?

- Because I felt like it.

- Oh.

- And I don't want to
talk about it anymore.

[ Wood falling ]

- You all right?

- Yeah, I'm fine.

- Oh!

Are you all right?

- Yeah, I'm all right, I
just knocked my wind out.

- No, you're hurt.

- It's just a scratch,
don't bother with it.

- That's no scratch! Ahh!

Now you come inside and
take your shirt off!

- It's not worth fussing with.
Besides, it was my own fault.

I wasn't paying attention
to what I was doing.

- Please, Mr. Nelson--

- Look, I told you I
answer easier to Chris.

- All right! Do
as I say, Chris!

- Heh... yes, ma'am.

- You're lucky you didn't
break your neck.


- If I'd known I was going
to get all this attention,

I'd have fallen the first day.

- Hah, very funny.

- You always wear your
hair up like that?

- Uh-huh.

- Looked mighty
pretty last night...

down and spilling
over your shoulders.

Not that it looks
bad now, mind you,

it's just that I'm partial to
it down and loose, I guess.

- Well, it wouldn't
be very practical

working around here
with it like that.

- Well, it may not
be very practical,

but it sure would
be pretty to look at.

[ Clears throat ]

- Do you have another shirt?

- The one I wore to church.

- Well, I'm going to have to
wash and mend this one for you,

but you can wear one of
Charles, you're about his size.

- There's no cause to do that.

- While I'm at it, I may as well
do the rest of your laundry.

- Look, I can do my
own mending and laundry.

OK, thank you very much.
- Don't argue with me.

- Yes, ma'am.

- And from now on...

keep your mind on
what you're doing.

- Yes, ma'am.

- [Laura]: Hi, Uncle Chris!

- Hi!

- [L]: Hey, my pa has
a shirt just like that!

Mary made it for him.

- Then it's Mary I'm owin'
for the one on my back.

- Why are you wearin' it?

- It's kind of a long story,

but if you're willing
to listen while I work

I'd be glad to tell you.
- Sure.

- Hello, Mary. How
was school today?

- Why's he wearing Pa's shirt?
- What?

- I want to know why he's
wearing the shirt I made for Pa!

- Because he fell and tore
his and got blood on it.

Now suppose you tell me why
you're using that tone of voice?

- I'm sorry.

- Apology accepted.

Now what happened today
to put you in this mood?

- Nothing.

- Nothing?

Come now, something
must have happened.

- Hi, Ma!

- Laura! Maybe
you can help...

your sister can't
seem to remember

what happened
at school today.


- I got into a fight today
and I didn't want to tell you.

- OK, who was it with?

- Nellie.

- What was it about?

- Well, you see Nellie
stepped on Mary's sandwich,

so Mary pushed her.

- I asked your sister.

- Well, that isn't exactly--

- No, see, when Mary
pushed Nellie down,

she fell right on her backside.

- I guess I was in a bad mood.

- You guess.

You know you're going to have
to learn to control your temper.

- Yes, ma'am.

- All right, go
do your chores.


- Yeah.

- Where's your sister?

- She's outside
talking to Uncle Chris.

- [Laura]: Whoa! Hi Pa!

Hi Pa.

Hi Pa.

- Oh, Charles, I'm
glad you're back.

- Oh Pa, we missed
you so much!

- Can you stay?

- Yes, can you?

- Whoa, one at a time,
one at a time!

I wanna take a look and see how
the handyman's coming along.

- His name is Uncle Chris,
he made me a dancing man.

- Is that right?

- He's a good
workman, Charles.

- Pa, how long
can you stay?

- Just hello and goodbye.

Got another shipment to
take out this afternoon.

Hey! Look at here!

You know, I hate
to admit it,

but I think he's a
better carpenter than I am.

- Do you have
to go back, Pa?

- Yeah, we got a
deadline, darlin'.

Where is he, I'd
like to meet him?

- I don't know. Chris?


He was here
just a minute ago.

Maybe he went
up to the soddie.

Laura, will you
run up and see?

- Sure, Ma.
- Thank you.

- This is really good work.

- Can't you stay, Pa?

- Wish I could,
but by all rights

I'd be loading up
the mill right now.

- Can't you even
stay for supper?

- No, but I wouldn't mind taking
something baked along with me.

- I must have guessed.
How about rhubarb pie?

- Mmm-hmm! Love it!

- Come on, Carrie.
I'll wrap it for you.

- Make it a big piece!
- I will.

- What do you think
of our new kitchen?

- It's all right.

- Hey, what's the matter?

- I don't want you to go.
I want you to stay here.

- Ah, I want to stay
but I gotta work.

Look, I've been gone
longer than this before.

- I know.

I just want you to stay,
we--we miss you so much.

- And I miss you, so don't make
it any harder on me, all right.

Come on, give me a smile.

Big one, like this! That's it!

- Well, here you go.

- Ah, thank you, darling!

Ah! Smells good as usual.

- He's not there.

- Oh, he must have
had to go into town.

- I'll meet him on the
next trip. I gotta go.

Be good, keep smiling!
Bye, lovey.

- Bye, Pa.

- You'll never guess who told me
you had somebody helping here.

- Mrs. Oleson.
- Right!

She came running out of the
store when I rode into town.

Told me he's about my
age, good-looking guy,

and you were treating him
just like one of the family.

- What did you say?

- I told her, "Thank you very
much for easing my mind."

Old bitty thought she was
gonna make me jealous.

What's the matter?

- I...

I just miss you.

- Heh, I'm getting missed
an awful lot on this trip.

- You're always missed.

- I always miss you.

Now, I gotta go to work.

I'll see you soon.

- Bye, Pa.
- Bye, Pa.

- Chris?

Chris, where were you?

- Around.

- Didn't you
hear me call you?

Charles wanted to meet you.

Especially to thank
you for your fine work.

- Yeah, well I'm glad he
was pleased. Excuse me.

- Why'd you stay
away? What's wrong?

- I've been around
families enough

to know when an
outsider isn't wanted.

- You're not an outsider!

- This is not my
house and not my family.

[ Throws hammer ]

- [Laura]: Don't worry, we
got dibs on it. Come on.

Let the little
ones get on first.

Oh boy, you hop on
there really well!

Agh! OK.


- All right, Laura,
it's my turn!

- No it's not! We had dibs
on it first, Nellie Oleson!

- No you didn't!

- [Mary]: Come on,
Laura, we gotta go.

- We do not.

Ma said we could stay a
little longer and play.

- I know, but I've
got homework to do.

- What homework?

- Just homework,
now are you coming?

- No, I want to play.

- Me too!

- All right, suit yourself.

- Let's go faster!

- I'm sorry about what
happened yesterday.

The way I talked to you I mean.

- That's all right.

- No, it's not.

I don't know what
got into me. I...

No, that's not the truth either.

Look, I know it
sounds foolish, but...

these past couple of weeks...

- Go on.

- No, no, it's, it's foolish.

- I'm the one who's
listening to you,

why don't you let me decide?

- Well, these past
couple of weeks,

I started feeling like
you really were my family.

All of you.

It's like I said, it's foolish.

- I don't think it is.

I just think it shows

you're not the kind of
man you thought you were.

You don't like wandering
as much as you say.

- Never bothered me before.


who'd want to settle
down with me anyway?

Here, let me help
you with those.

- No, I can manage.

- Not while I'm still
the man of the house.

- Oh!

Thank you.

I almost went for a swim!

- Wouldn't do in this
weather, ma'am.

[ Laughing ]

Here let me carry that.

- No, it's all right.

- You're sure you're all right?
- Gracious, yes.

- Here, let me
have that one too.

- Thank you.

[ Footsteps ]

- Mary.

- I want to speak to you.

- Sure, come on in.

It's mighty late, it must
be awfully important.

- It is.

- Well, I'm listening.

- I want you to go.

- What?

- I want you to leave
here and never come back.

- I don't understand.

- Yes, you do.

- No, Mary, I don't.

- You love my mother, don't you?

- Mary, I, uh--

- Just answer my question.

You love my mother.

- Mary, y-your mother's
a fine woman...

- You don't have to
tell me about my mother.

Just answer my question.

- I'll be gone by morning.

- Mary, come on in and clean
up, it's time for breakfast.

- [Laura]: Ma? Ma...

- What is it?

- Uncle Chris is gone.

His clothes, his
tools, everything.

- But that doesn't make
sense, he wouldn't go.

Well, he never said a word.

I haven't even paid him.

Laura, take these eggs
in the house for me.

- Sure.

- Mary, did you see
Chris this morning?

- No, ma'am.

- He's gone!

He just packed up
his things and left.

- Well, no matter... We don't
need him around here anyway.

Pa'll be back soon.

- Mary? Mary, you weren't
surprised he was gone, were you?

- I've got to get finish--

- You'll finish after we talk.

You knew he was gone.

- Yes!

- Well, then why didn't
you say something?

- I didn't know it was
that important to you!

- Just a minute! Why are you
speaking to me like this?!

- 'Cause I saw you, that's why!

- Saw me?

- The two of you, together.

By the creek...
holding each other.

- Mary! Oh, Mary...

- I didn't tell Laura.

Now he's gone, and it's over.

- I'm surprised you would
ever think that I--

- That he loves you!

He does you know.

He does and so do I!

I asked him last night
and he couldn't deny it.

- Then that's why he's gone...?

- Yes!

Yes, and I'm glad.

I never want to see him again!

- Now you listen to me!

What you saw was not an embrace.

I slipped on the creek
bank and Chris caught me.

That's all there was to that.

I love your father...

more than anything
in this world.

And I always will.

Chris is a... kind, loving man

who would never do anything
to hurt me. Or you.

I am shocked

and hurt to think that you
would ever think such a thing!

- Mom!

I'm sorry!

Oh, I-- please forgive me.

- Oh!

- I was so scared.

Please love me!

[ Both sobbing ]

- I do love you...


Mary, it'll be all right.

- I--I was so mean to him!

I was wrong and I hurt him!

- Maybe... maybe we
can go after him...

ask him to come back.

- I could tell him I'm sorry.

And it was all a mistake.

- You want to?

- Yes.

- OK, we'll try.

- Sorry about
last night. I...

I said things...

I'm sorry.

- We'd like you
to come back.

If you will.

- No, I, uh...

I'm a wandering man.

Two weeks in one place is
like a lifetime for me!

- It's because of me, isn't it?

- No, child, it's just me.

Time for me to be
moving on, that's all.

- We still owe you
for your work.

- You don't owe me.

Room and board and a chance
to get to know you all...

that's payment enough.

- Where will you go now?

- I don't know...

Maybe I'll try to find
me a woman like your Ma.


- Bye.

[ Whistling ]

- [Ma]: Let's dry that hair!

- Anybody home?

- [Girls]: It's Pa!!

- Hey everybody!
- Oh, Charles!

- Whoa, whoa!
Wait a minute!

I'll hug everyone in a sec,
I got an inch of dirt on me.

The road was so dusty!
I'll just wash up.

- [L]: What do you think
of the new kitchen, Pa?

- Hey, it's looking good.
He's doing a nice job.

Where is he?
- [Ma]: He's gone.

- Oh, when will he be back?

- He won't, he--he had
something he had to do.

- Oh well, I can
finish it up.

Hey, Nel said
the new sink came in,

he'll fetch it
out here tomorrow.

I got two full weeks
to finish up the job.

No thanks, darlin', I'm
not doing any good here...

I'll go wash upright in
the creek, just jump in...

[ Sighs ]

Hey, your hair
looks pretty that way.

- Oh, Charles!



- [Laughing]: Hey,
what's this all about?

- Oh, I missed you!

- I missed you too.

[ Caroline laughing ]

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