Rated:  PG
Summary:  Ben, Adam and Hoss are ready to leave on a short trip for a couple of days, but it is decided that Joe will remain home at the Ponderosa on his own.

Not long after they leave, Joe is unaware that he has been bitten by a spider, with symptoms only presenting slowly over the next 24 hours.

By the time he realises that something is wrong, Joe is too ill to try and leave to find help, and has to wait and hope that his family will return early to help him.

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Completed: NO – A future story to come

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