Unfortunately, many are unable to get home and the men of Walnut Grove must organize a search party. Later on the television show, Mary and Adam moved to New York after Adam regained his […] Although he recovers temporarily, he then falls seriously ill, causing him to miss the final examinations. Note: Suzy Gilstrap (age 14 at the time of filming) is a real-life paraplegic as a result of a tree branch falling on her and breaking her back at the age of 11 as she was crouched down feeding some ducks. Little House on the Prairie went on to have several joyous moments in honor of Christmas. After travelling with Jenny to Minneapolis, Laura learns that she has won the contest and she is offered the opportunity to have her novel published. A new pupil, Bartholomew "Bart" Slater, bullies Miss Wilder, the schoolteacher, and the other children, especially Albert. When Mrs. Olesen finds out Nellie had been cheating, a funny ending happens as she chases Nellie out of the schoolhouse with the other kids as well as Mrs. Garvey getting the last laugh. Fortunately, a friend he has made allows him to stay at his house and be attended by his doctor. As construction of the new school for the blind is progressing, Adam gets the news that his father has died, and when he and Laura go to New York they learn that his father's entire estate has been wiped out by his heavy debts and cannot now finance the new school building. In fact, John Jr. doesn't want to kill animals and prefers reading and writing poetry, but Mr. Edwards is reluctant to accept that and insists they go on a hunting trip. En route, they stop at the University of Minnesota where Albert plans on pursuing his medical endeavors; they then reunite with family and old friends in Walnut Grove. Mrs. Oleson spreads the news around the town, suggesting that Albert is the father. Just before he is set to go on trial for theft, Nancy falls down a well, and Little Lou is the only one who can reach inside to save her. Albert struggles with feelings of guilt, while Jonathan Garvey starts to drink alcohol, blaming God for his wife's death. Laura and Albert offer to sacrifice their earnings from selling the honey to cover most of the cost. After Albert overhears Charles and Caroline talking about Laura's jealousy, Albert runs away, leaving Laura to take care of Fagin for the fair. Laura befriends a stranger while out fishing, and is stunned to later discover he is none other than Walnut Grove's new banker. Laura's imagination runs wild on Halloween when she sees Nels apparently cutting off Mrs. Oleson's head, but only Carl will believe her. The Ingalls family moves to the banks of Plum Creek, near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and Charles gets a job at Hanson's mill for the lumber to build the 'Little House'. Albert has a dream in which they are mistaken for real Indians and taken to the camp of a tribe which believes Albert is the son of an Indian chief. The Ingalls family and friends remember Christmases past while snowbound on Christmas Eve. In real life, Laura did not start writing the 'Little House' books until she was in her fifties, encouraged to do so by her daughter Rose, who was by then herself a successful journalist and author. When Doc Baker makes an impassioned plea at the next church service and is supported by the congregation, Dr. Ledoux decides to stay. Milo Stavropoulis is a former Greek champion wrestler forced to become a jobber in order to pay for his ailing wife Anna's continued medical treatment. Almanzo grows more and more depressed after his stroke and refuses to perform his therapy, and even the birth of his daughter, Rose, doesn't help. While out fishing, Laura finds a bottle in the creek with a note inside that reads "Be my friend." 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