Titre original : A Cute Bride
When Matthew comes to deliver a letter for Ms. Pony from Mr. Steave, Tom arrives and attempts to get the letter back. It is an invitation to Tom's engagement banquet. It is an arranged marriage, and Tom does not want to marry at the age of seventeen, let alone to the girl he's promised to. Candy is sure she can talk some sense and understanding into Mr. Steave, until she meets the fiancé at Tom's ranch. Diana is no older than eight years. She is cute and sweet, and hopes to do everything to please Tom, but as a child, she cannot fathom yet the impact of such a decision. Candy cannot take the engagement serious, and puts off talking to Mr. Steave. By the evening meal, Tom declares he loves Candy, not Diana. He hurts the child's feelings, Mr. Steave loses a friend and the family name is now a laughingstock. Worse, now Mr. Steave wants to celebrate Candy's engagement with Tom. The reason behind Mr. Steave's eagerness to marry off Tom tuns out to be his belief that he is dying, though he has not seen a doctor yet.