Grace is delighted when her adoptive son, John, is offered a scholarship, all inclusive, based on his writing, to a university in Chicago, but his father is less than impressed as he wants his son to follow him into the farming life.
To complicate matters even more, young John is in love with Mary Ingalls and wishes to marry her, but he adores his poetry writing and wants badly to take up the golden scholastic opportunity which is his for the taking.
In the end, Mr. Edwards, changes his mind and, along with Grace and Mary, convinces John to take the opportunity while he has it.
A great episode. Fun to watch all the way through.