"Episode 121: Child of Pain"
Season 1, Episode 21
# overall in Series
Original air date February 12, 1975
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Written by John Meston
Directed by Victor French
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Previous episode:
Episode 119: Circus Man
Next episode:
Episode 122: Money Crop


When Miss Beadle discovers that a kindly boy in her class has taken another beating from his alcoholic father, the town council decides to take action. The Ingalls take in the boy and they decide to help rehabilitate his father. Despite many of the members lack of faith in his redemption and Charles' own doubts, he stays with the boys father to break him from his dangerous habit.


When it is discovered that a young boy, Graham, is being beaten by John, his alcoholic father, CAroline takes care of the boy while Charles stays with John and tries to get him to stay sober.



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