Aunt Rose along with Maggie and Sarah arrive back in Glace Bay for Willie's 13th birthday, in which Nellie sees just how impoverished they are as Rose plots to go all out on gifts for Willie which includes a new riding saddle. With Ned incapacitated from the fire at the mine, he resents being taken care of as he recovers, and wants to return to work. Miss Harper also plans to re-set her reading class at the mine, and again tries to persuade Spider to give education a chance. Also, Charley gives Willie a gold plated compass that was left by Mr. MacLean to be given to Willie.
|Hollis McLaren||Guest Star|
|Martha Irving||Guest Star|
|Hannah Abenheimer||Guest Star|
|Anna Wedlock||Guest Star|