48. THE RACE
October 4, 1976
Laura and her horse, Bunny, are the favorites to win the horse race at the town fair. However, Harriet has no intention of letting Laura win; she purchases a thoroughbred, Sparks, for Nellie to ride and offers her family’s large silver cup as the trophy. On the day of the race, Bunny is exhausted after riding to fetch Doc Baker. It appears Laura will have to forfeit but there’s no keeping a good horse down. The race is close but Laura and Bunny win. Laura graciously returns Harriet’s family heirloom.