The Ingalls, Garveys, Olsens, and Albert get back to Walnut Grove to find it run down and in shabby condition. Lars Hansen found Walnut Grove over 50 years ago, and now that it is in this poor condition, and he suffered a stroke, he is much like the town--on its last leg. The Ingalls and the Garveys go to the farms around town to let everyone know of their plans to fix the town up to restore it to its former glory.
Did You Know?
It is clear that the circumstances that led to the collapse of Walnut Grove had not changed. Indeed , Charles had criticised Jonathan Garvey for wanting to return to a "dead town where they would be living hand to mouth'". And it is not apparent how the few remaining townsfolk and the returning Ingalls/Garvey's/Olsen's could have revived the town and carried on, as if nothing had happened. See more
As the wagons begin to leave the town, you can see some of the blind children behind Adam and Mary break character and begin to look around. See more
Good Heavens, how long is he going to ring that bell?
He wants to make sure everyone in the countryside hears it.
Well, he can ring it long enough to wake the devil...
It woke you, dear.
References The Wizard of Oz
Joy to the World
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Music by Lowell Mason
(1836) See more