Little House on the Prairie

Season 6 Episode 20

Silent Promises

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Jan 28, 1980 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Laura: I don't know what to do, Pa. I mean, if you love someone, really love them, and you just knew that person didn't feel the same way about you.....well, what I mean is, if you couldn't have the person you love, wouldn't it be good to make someone else happy, be with them, and help them?
      Charles: Sharing your life with someone is fine, but you've gotta love them. You can't pretend to feel something you don't feel.
      Laura: How can I tell him, Pa? How can I make him understand without hurting him?
      Charles: Well, I don't think there's any way you can do it without hurting him, but it'll pass.
      Laura: He'll give up his studies. I know he will.
      Charles: If he does, it's his own fault, because he's doing it out of spite.
      Laura: But Pa, he's--
      Charles: He's deaf. That's all the more reason he needs teaching, not your pity. Look, if you want to be a teacher, young lady, you're gonna have to be a lot tougher with your students--and a lot more honest.