109. THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE
February 26, 1979
The Ingalls are thrilled when Mary begins to distinguish light from dark, and they believe that she is getting her sight back. But the “light” Mary sees turns out to be a brain reflex when she knows she’s near a window. Laura and Albert have been fixing up Mr. Edwards old cabin for Mary and Adam, certain that her sight is returning. But the only colors available at the Oleson’s Mercantile are purple and pink. When Mary returns, she thanks Mary and Albert for doing it for her anyway, and that it is okay her sight is not returning, as she is no worse off than before. And considering the color they painted the cabin, Mary is almost glad she cannot see it.