39. THE RUNAWAY CABOOSE
February 11, 1976
Mary, Laura, and Mr. Edwards’ adopted son, Carl, accompany Charles and Edwards to the train depot in Springfield. The children wander into a caboose that starts to roll downhill. Mr. Edwards rides to a rail switch to divert that train uphill but does not make it on time. Charles rides to catch up with a train from Sleepy Eye on a collision course with the caboose. He is able to board the train in time for it to reverse course and slow down the caboose.