February 25, 1976
Ms. Beadle has trouble maintaining order in the classroom when the older students return to school after harvest season. The school board decides to hire a new teacher, Hannibal Applewood, to handle the problem. Applewood develops a dislike for Laura and she unjustly bears the brunt of his quick temper. When Charles sees Applewood’s behavior in class, he calls a school board meeting. When his methods are questioned, Applewood explodes into a ramble about order and then resigns. Charles convince Ms. Beadle to return to school with the promise that children would behave.