THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE By Lynne C. Ben Cartwright, owner of the Ponderosa ranch, Nevada, father of three fine sons and generous benefactor to the people of Virginia City and its surrounding area, glanced at the paper in his hands, one more time, and then made his pronouncement.
Summary: After the Cartwright family had gone to bed that night, only Ben stayed up. As he looked into the flames in the fireplace, he thought back to this year that would end in two days. As he looked into the flames in the fireplace, he thought back to this year that would end in two days.
Ben covered the boy up and tucked him in, with a gentle kiss to the curly head, he left the room to deal with his older child. Hoss was still where Ben had left him, his red eyes showed the pain from his guilt. Ben had almost decided not to spank the boy until he saw that guilt. Ben knew the boy needed closure; he needed to control his temper.
Mar 10, 2013 · “Little boy naughty! Little boy make mess now Hop Sing needs to clean up! Mr. Cartwright not keep an eye on little boy allow boy to make mess!” Ben wisely picked Sparky up and left the room so Hop Sing could finish cleaning up the mess. Ben realized it had been his own fault for not checking on the child more often.
Ben Cartwright, flanked by his two younger sons, fifteen year old Hoss and nine year old Joe, watched as the stage pulled to a halt. This was a day he had been looking forward to for a long time, the day his eldest son returned home and his family were together once more.