18. CIRCUS MAN
February 5, 1975
A traveling sideshow performer, O’Hara, comes to Walnut Grove and delights the children with his tricks. However, Harriet Oleson almost loses her life when she refuses an operation in lieu of O’Hara’s magic powder. O’Hara leaves but returns to “treat” Laura’s dog, Jack, who is injured. And in doing so, he give Laura hope. When Jack recovers, O’Hara confesses to the children that his act was phony.