165. THE LEGEND OF BLACK JAKE
November 16, 1981
Nels is kidnapped by two crooks (ala the Apple Dumpling Gang) and held for ransom. When Harriet refuses to pay the ransom, Nels decides to help the crooks get the money. After much trouble, the kidnapped list grows to include Doc Backer, Reverend Alden, Bill Anderson, Harriet, Charles, and Almanzo. Realizing they weren’t suited for this line of work, the crooks decide to quit the business and lets everyone go. Harriet, believing Nels to be dead, faints when she sees Nels safe and sound.