|Behind the scenes|
Hannibal Applewood was a school teacher.
Mr. Applewood comes to Walnut Grove after Miss Beadle has Trouble disciplining her class and a decision was made by the school board to bring in someone who could discipline them. He was a strict disciplinarian. A short time after she left her class, Applewood comes in the class, he was a tyrant to Laura and others. He send Laura home after he believed that she threw ink into his bag. He was not a good teacher as he was far too harsh and unjust and possibly lied about his prior record. He was banished from the school without any trouble. Miss Beadle soon returns in her class. (Episode 217: Troublemaker)