|Season 5, Episode 13|
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Ben Cartwright doubts his fitness to run the Ponderosa when his impatience results in a logging camp accident that causes serious injury to himself and an old friend's death.
In trying to land a lumber contract with the railroad, Ben finds he's in competition with his arch enemy and rival, rancher Barney Fuller. Ben is so determined to prove himself that he becomes uncharacteristically reckless and almost causes the death of a ranch hand.
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Butch Patrick: Jody Fletcher
- Dan Riss: Railroad Agent
- Jay C. Flippen: Barney Fuller
- Melora Conway: Martha Fletcher
- Ralph Moody: Gabe
- Raymond Guth: Otis Watts
- Roy Jenson: Roy Jenson
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German episode title: "Ist Ben Cartwright schuldig?", meaning "Is Ben Cartwright Guilty?".