The Small Parade (Episode 1.21)
Executive Producer Roy Huggins
The Virginian, Steve and Trampas are guests of a woman and her foster children. The Virginian notices that she and the children talk in the language of Charles Dickens. When she expresses surprise that he is familiar with Dickens, he answers that he was exposed once but then it was time for the roundup. She reads a passage from her favorite, Oliver Twist. Later, in the barn, Trampas asks the Virginian how the story ends, and the foreman tells him.
She had come to read to him for the allotted time...and...was mid-way in a book that engaged his full attention - David Copperfield