Hoss finds a stagecoach whose passengers have been murdered, except for a little girl who is in a catatonic state due to shock. The Cartwrights take the girl in, hoping to find her relatives, but Hoss is becoming so attached to her he is reluctant to see her go. An uncle of hers is located and arrives in Virginia City, but he has other reasons for being there besides to claim the child.
Did You Know?
The doll shown in this drama was a Miss Poppit doll, a forerunner of Raggedy Ann, popular in the mid-to-late 19th century. See more
The little girl's doll at the beginning of the episode is obviously a "Raggedy Ann" but this doll wasn't popularly produced until 1918. See more