Lost and Found

A Written Challenge

Christy has asked Neil to speak to the children about something that he is passionate about. As Christy and David walk to the school, Christy sees John Spencer and Bessie Coburn kissing. Rob Allen, Ruby Mae, and some of the others have borrowed a copy of a newspaper belonging to Christy. They discover a short story contest inside and Christy encourages Rob to enter . . .

A Royal Tale

Neil tells the children the story of Bonnie Prince Charles. The children are spellbound as they listen with pride to the tale of their ancestor's battle to win back the Scottish throne for the Stuarts . . .

Orders From Headquarters

Bob needs his son to work full-time at the mill and he informs Rob that he'll have to leave school . . .

Moonlight Madness

As David and Christy stroll along underneath a full moon, Christy mentions her concerns about John Spencer and Bessie Coburn. She asks David to talk to them about appropriate behavior but David clearly has inappropriate thoughts on his mind. While David is focused on kissing her hand, Christy hears a noise. David attempts to kiss her on the lips but Christy averts her face. Christy wonders if it is the full moon or David's blue eyes that are casting a spell over her . . .

A Tongue-tied Teacher

Christy is standing at the doorway gazing outside while David is teaching religion to the children. Neil comes galloping up on his horse and Christy runs outside to speak to him about hygiene classes for the children. He starts out complimenting her on her work with the children and ends up flustering her with his questions regarding her beliefs. Christy storms off wondering why he always makes her feel like a ten-year-old . . .

Maybe Baby, Iíll Have You

David informs Christy that Neil is a troubled man. He tells her that she is important to the mission and to him and is getting more important all the time. He hopes that someday she will feel the same way about him. "Maybe someday," she says . . .

Sex Education

Christy and the children are sitting on the steps of the schoolhouse reviewing their knowledge of addition. Rob is watching from the doorway and tells her that this will be his last day of school. Christy follows him inside and begins to instruct the girls on the "birds and the bees." Kyle Coburn barges in and grabs his daughter Bessie. He informs Christy that he saw her and David kissing the other night at the mission. He hits Rob Allen and shows him the love letter that he found among Bessie's things. John Spencer reads the letter and races off from the school . . .

To Love, Honor, and Forgive

Christy tells Fairlight what happened at the school. Fairlight assures Christy that she knows where her son is. She finds John and tells him the story of her husband's infatuation with a dance hall girl before they were married. When John asks her how she was able to forgive him, Fairlight replies that she never doubted whom Jeb really loved . . .

Slow Day at School

Only a few of the children have shown up for school and Christy rings the bell in hopes of retrieving the rest. When David informs her that the others aren't coming, Christy suggests resigning as she feels responsible. David assures her that she did nothing wrong - it was his fault and he will think of something to rectify the situation . . .

Reality Based Conversation

Christy begs Bob to let his son Rob return to school. She tells him that Rob is a talented writer but Mr. Allen wants his boy to be able to survive in life instead of pining away for places that he'll never see . . .

Rock Slide

Rob is trying to concentrate on his writing but little Burl keeps bugging him to come home. Rob tells Burl to go away and leaves to find some solace. Burl follows him and falls through a crevice in the rocks . . .

I Thought He Was With You

Rob returns home to find that little Burl never returned . . .

A Forgiving Message

David is in the middle of a sermon directed toward Kyle on the act of forgiveness. Rob rushes in and announces, that after searching all night, they still cannot locate little Burl. Neil blames Christy for all that has happened but then apologizes. Miss Alice remarks that Christy has an interesting acquaintance with Neil . . .

Ghostly Guide

Everyone is searching for little Burl. Rob sees an image of a Scotsman playing bagpipes. The figure beckons Rob to follow him and leads him to the rocks where Burl fell. Rob hears little Burl's moans and climbs down the mountain to where the little boy lay . . .

Nurse for a Day

Neil is trying to persuade Mary to eat to keep up her strength. Christy sends a silent prayer to little Burl, urging him not to give up. When Rob returns with little Burl, it becomes apparent to Neil that he has internal injuries that will require surgery. Christy will have to assist as Miss Alice is not available. Christy, remembering how she botched her last nursing assignment, tries unsuccessfully to get out of the task. Miss Alice returns in the middle of the operation and tries to calm a hysterical Mary. Christy is impressed with Neil's skilled hands and begins to see only Neil instead of the wound . . .

A Scorcher of a Story

John Spencer attempts to stop Rob as he is burning his story. Rob blames himself for little Burl's accident - it was the contest the kept him from keeping an eye on his little brother. John tells him that the stories won't die just because they are burned but Rob won't listen . . .

A Striking Resemblance

Rob enters the cabin as Bob and Mary are standing over little Burl's bed. Little Burl wants Rob to tell him a story and Bob nods his approval. As he begins the tale of Bonnie Prince Charles, Christy opens a book with a picture of the prince inside. Rob exclaims that the picture looks exactly like the ghost that led him to little Burl . . .

Field of Forgiveness

Kyle interrupts John Spencer's plowing to inform him that he is no longer needed. John insists that he be allowed to finish the job. He tells Mr. Coburn that it was he, not Rob, that kissed his daughter Bessie. Although it was wrong for John to court Bessie without Kyle's permission, it is equally wrong to place the blame for his actions on Christy. Kyle says he'll reconsider closing the school and tells John that he can eat supper with them. Bessie is impressed with how John stood up for her. They walk off hand in hand . . .

A True Story

Christy is explaining to the children about germs when Rob walks in carrying little Burl on his shoulders. He leaves to return to the mill only to be marched back by his father. Bob hands Christy a story of Rob's that he found. Christy reads him the title - "Hero of The Allen Clan" and tells him that it is about Burl and himself. Bob allows his son to return to school for half a day. Ben Pentland arrives on horseback chanting his usual "United States Mail." Rob hands him his contest entry and father and son walk off together.

Caroline Kent