159. THE REINCARNATION OF NELLIE (Part One)
October 5, 1981
We learn the Percival and Nellie will be staying in New York so Percival can run the family business after his father died. Unable to make a living in Walnut Grove, Adam and Mary move to New York so Adam can take a job at his father’s law firm. Hester Sue moves back to Walnut Grove to work at the restaurant. Harriet is devastated by Nellie’s absence. After talking with Cassandra, she considers adoption. In the Sleepy Eye orphanage, she and Nels find a girl, Nancy, who appears to be a young Nellie Oleson. Though reluctant to be adopted, Nancy agrees after Harriet reveals her deepest secret.