Ben: "Today's story will
be read by Julie."
Adam & Hoss:
Making themselves comfortable in their favorite chairs.
Little Joe: Sitting
with his feet on the table.
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Rated: R (sex scenes)
Summary: Jenny, a girl from the East with a troubled past,
settles in Nevada, where she meets the Cartwrights and comes face to face
with her past. You must be 18 years of age to request this story.
Title: The Heroes
Rated: PG (Violence)
Summary: Jenny and her family experience problems while living in
Nevada Territory. Jared, Jenny's nephew, is getting beat up by a gang, and
Jenny turns to Adam for help. Meanwhile, Little Joe rides to her house with
important news, but is injured before he can tell her. As Jenny helps care
for Little Joe, she has no idea what lies ahead.
Summary: Little Joe's plans to take Ellen to a party go strangely
amiss when he arrives at her house.
the King's Horses
Summary: Adam is distressed by the disorder, lawlessness, and prejudice
in Virginia City after the Paiute War. When restless and hungry Indians help
themselves to settlers' food and supplies, Adam is caught between defending
the Indians from unscrupulous murderers and defending his own way of life
to himself, and leaves his family hanging in the balance.
Summary: At Christmas time, Adam finds a lost stranger who mysteriously
appears on the Ponderosa. As one strange event after another occurs about
them, the Cartwrights are drawn into the web of mystery surrounding the man.
While staying with the Cartwrights, the stranger comes to terms with his
painful past, and manages to help a few others along the way.
Measure Of Grace
Rated: PG (Sensitive Material)
Summary: Adam is late coming home from a trip to one of the mines,
and gets caught in a dry storm. He takes shelter with one of the Ponderosa's
neighbors, intending to continue home the next morning. Instead, he and his
family are caught up in a horrible drama with three runaway prostitutes and
their vicious, ruthless vice-lord who is determined to get them back.
Summary: Ben is alone on his birthday, while his sons are off carrying
out various duties for the Ponderosa. He comes downstairs and finds gifts
left for him which take him on a journey of remembrance.
Summary: Just before a violent storm, a friend from town brings Ben
home injured. Joe blames Hoss and lashes out at him. As the truth
slowly comes out during a tense night and the following morning, Joe resolves
to do what is right, and grows up a little bit.
Contemplation and Sierra Splendour
Summary: Two drabbles (100-word stories) about the Cartwrights
and the the beautiful area that was home to the Cartwrights.