55. THE HUNTERS
December 20, 1976 (Ninety minute episode)
Pa decides to go hunting, and Laura follows against Ma’s wishes. When Pa and Laura are preparing the camp, Laura accidentally stumbles over Pa’s gun, which goes off, seriously wounding Pa. Laura runs to Ben’s house, but only Ben’s blind father, Sam, is home. As Laura doesn’t know how to return to Walnut Grove, she has to depend on Sam, who fears leaving the house. But as Sam was not blind when he was younger, he and Laura set out, and after losing their way several times, they manage to find the place where Mr. Edward’s was waiting for Pa and Laura. They save Pa, and Sam, who has given up walking around due to his blindness, gets back his courage and confidence.