While picking berries Erin comes across a fawn without his mother and decides to take him home. Naturally the adults insist she return the creature to the wild, and the local game warden agrees. Meanwhile John Boy seeks to be the rent collector for a miserly landlord, and learns a lesson by doing so (and he teaches one, too.)
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Did You Know?
The fawn used in this episode is a blacktail deer. Blacktail deer are only found along the west coast. The deer that live in Virginia are whitetail deer. See more
When Erin introduces the fawn to her family, she explains to her mother that, "He was just lying there, shivering." However, when Erin came upon the fawn in the woods, it was up on its feet, calmly grazing. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
As close-knit and self-sufficient as our family was, still, neighbors were very important in those days when we were growing up on Waltons Mountain. There were families like ourselves, struggling to keep the land we owned, and there were tenant farmers at the mercy of the weather, crop prices and absentee landlords.
The Bear Went Over The Mountain
Traditional children's song
Sung by Walton children See more