|"Run! It's some kind of monster!"|
|— The farmer to his wife about Appa.|
In 100 AG, the couple encountered a sleeping Appa in their storage room after the flying bison had escaped the Fire Nation circus. The farmer became frightened, attempting to ward the startled beast away with a pitchfork. His wife brought a small torch with her, which terrified Appa due to his pyrophobia. Appa subsequently destroyed the store room in his panic and flew away, leaving the couple dazed.
While hardworking, the couple was somewhat humorless and superstitious. As such, their fun-loving neighbors liked to tease them with the occasional crop circle or a dead bird in the well.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Book Two: Earth (土)
- 216. "Appa's Lost Days"