The Flapjack Contest
Joe is sent to pick up mail, including a letter & box from Adam stating he is sending home a $1,000 ruby. Joe is ambushed on the way home & the package from Adam is stolen. Joe enters a content to win money to pay for the ruby.
The Far, Far Better Thing
The Cartwrights are visited by Ben's old friend & his daughter Lucy. Lucy, a pretty woman, has gotten her ideas about life out of books. After being captured by Indians, Lucy realizes life isn't what books make it out to be.
Although Debra has been aware that her parents have been having problems, she is devastated to learn that they are planning to separate after 40 years of marriage.