When Ned is temporally laid off as the mine puts in new electric wires, Nellie thinks about getting a job. But Ned, due to his pride and ego, strongly opposes her choice to look for work. Meanwhile, Miss Harper sets up a reading class at the mine and tries to persuade Stringy to attend, which puts him at odds with Spider and the other illiterate pit boys who resent education.
|Jeremiah Sparks||Guest Star|
|Matthew Campbell||Guest Star|
|Murdoch MacDonald||Guest Star|
|Hannah Abenheimer||Guest Star|
|Hollis McLaren||Guest Star|
|Brian R.R. Hebb||Director|