|#13 (Prod #166153) "The Stone"
Teleplay By:: A. Martin Zweiback (also #7, 15 & 26)
Directed By:: Robert Butler (also #8, 11, & 15)
First Broadcast: ABC, April 12, 1973
Guest Stars: Moses Gunn, Gregory Sierra, Kelly Jean Peters, Bill Lucking, Kiel Martin
Regular Cast: David Carradine, Philip Ahn, Keye Luke, Radames Pera
"You are a very skillful fighter in a style I have never seen before." - Caine
Pilot & First Season
Available on DVD
- "I have heard some [piano players] who pleased me and some who did not." - Caine
- "What is it that makes children speak of killing?" - Caine
- "I have a job at the livery stable." - Caine
Truth "binds one to the reality of oneself." - Master Kan
- "It pleases me that you no longer want another man's death." - Caine
- "Truth [is] hard to understand." - Master Kan
- "Recognize that all words are part false and part true, limited by our imperfect understanding. But strive always for honesty within yourself." - Master Kan
- "I travel alone." - Caine
- "I know little of this world outside my own experience." - Caine
- "Armenia is a small conquered country."
- "Arise calmly, Grasshopper, and wipe the indignity off your. . . .[?]" - Master Po
- "What is cowardice but the body's wisdom of its weakness? What is bravery but the body's wisdom of its strength. The coward and the hero march together within every man. So to call one man 'coward' and another 'brave' merely serves to indicate the possibilities of their achieving the opposite." - Master Po
- "Injustice, cruelty are everywhere." - Caine
- "Those who speak convincingly of peace cannot go armed. Those who speak convincingly of peace must not be weak. So we make every finger a dagger. Every arm a spear. And every open hand an ax or a sword." - Master Kan (the last three sentences turn up in many histories of the Chinese martial arts)
- "'Do you want to die.' - asked of Caine
'No.'" - Caine
- "I understand. I cannot help you." - Caine
- "You cannot shoot this man. He is unarmed." - Caine
- "'Mr. Chinese Man, you friend. You ever been to wedding.'
'No.'" - Caine
- At the end of this story Caine accepts a payment of $4.08 (which he earlier called a "useful amount of money" and which the two books*2* call $4.80) from the children though he usually refuses money or gives it away. However, since he sometimes offers to buy beans, he must occasionally keep some money. Did he accept and keep this money to teach the children something?
- Caine puts on shoes to attend the wedding.