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$20,000 in gold bullion is stolen and dropped into a lake. Paladin decides to try to retrieve it but Jonah, a fisherman, has the spot staked out. He's after a huge trout and doesn't want anyone getting in his way. There's also the three thieves watching and waiting to ambush Paladin once he gets the gold.
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Boy: (wanders into Paladin's suite and finds him painting a picture) That supposed to be a boat, or what?
Paladin: It is a boat.
Boy: Don't look much like one.
Paladin: Well, an artist paints not what he sees, but what he is.
Boy: You mean you see yourself as a boat?
Hey Boy: (entering the room as the boy leaves) Colors nice, but, ah--
Paladin: Yes, Hey Boy?
Hey Boy: But why don't you paint something everybody knows?
Paladin: Like what?
Hey Boy: Like a boat.
Barton: Let me tell you something, Paladin. Every fortune hunter in the territory has had a crack at gettin' that gold up out of that lake. Now what makes you think you can do any better?
Paladin: Mr. Barton, my partner is a genius.
Barton: Oh? Who's he?
Paladin: Fellow named Leonardo da Vinci.
Barton: All right. I'll give you a crack at it. I'll give you two days.
Paladin: All right, that's enough. Now, you tell me where the gold is?
Barton: There's an old man that fishes the north shore of the lake. Name's Jonas Quincy. He'll show you where it is. But, Paladin. Don't turn your back on 'im.
Paladin: Oh, why?
Barton: He's as big a lunatic as that friend of yours--da Vinci.
Paladin: And man must make the angels laugh.
Filmed on location at Bend, Oregon.
Also known as "Jonah and the Trout."
According to Richard Boone's biography, this particular episode, for whatever reason, is seldom shown in syndication.
Paladin's small art critic, played by child actor actor Bill Mumy, would go on to greater renown a few years later as Will Robinson in the series Lost in Space.