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Little House on the Prairie
Season {{{season}}}, Episode {{{number}}}
Air date October 9, 1981
Written by Larry Bischof
Directed by Maury Dexter
Episode Guide

James becomes very insecure about living in teenage Albert's shadow, and annoys him by emulating him. After he is caught stealing a razor blade from the Mercantile (after having broken Albert's original blade), James decides to run away. Albert searches for his younger brother and – in a bit of reverse psychology – tells him he's running away too. During a severe thunderstorm, the two take refuge in a large house, where the two brothers bond.



Almanzo (to Charles): I don't know how you do it.
Charles: Do what?
Almonzo: Raise five young'uns like that.
Charles: Well, the more you have, the easier it gets.
Almonzo: Really?
Charles: Yeah, and if you believe that one, I have a bridge I wanna sell ya.

James (to Albert after he breaks his razor): Albert? I'm sorry. I'm gonna save and buy you a new one.
Albert: I don't want a new one. I don't even want to talk to you. Just leave me alone, will you?

Albert (about James): You gonna punish him?
Charles: Whether or not I do is my business, not yours.
Albert: Nah, I didn't think you would. It's always the same thing: "Poor James. He's been through a lot. You have to be patient with him, be nice to him."
Charles: He's part of our family.
Albert: Well, that's not my fault!
Charles: Albert, you know you wanted him to have a home with us just as much as I did.
Albert: Yeah, but I didn't think it would be like this. Taking my things, following me around all the time. I wish he'd never come to live here in the first place!
Charles: Albert, I'm sure glad Laura and Carrie didn't feel that way when you first came to live with us.

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