57. LITTLE GIRL LOST
January 10, 1977
When Laura and Mary receive the assignment to collect bugs for studying, Carrie wants to go with them. Mary becomes upset and yells at Carrie to stay on the log after Carrie lets out all of Mary’s bugs. Instead, Carrie chases a butterfly, and falls into an old mine’s air shaft. Meanwhile, Mr. Hanson refuses to hire an ex-miner Mr. Laudy because of his addiction to alcohol and the fact that he had married Mr. Hanson’s daughter against his will. The whole town pitches in to help get Carrie out of the shaft, but it is Mr. Laudy that actually finds Carrie before the whole mine caves in, showing Mr. Hanson that he should be forgiven.
Guest stars: Mr. Laudy is played by John Ireland.