Scott stood listening at his little brotherís door.
It was his fault but Johnny was the one being punished. Pa said as the older brother it was his job to keep Johnny out of trouble. How was he supposed to do that? Johnny was an active 6-year old and could move fast on those little legs.
When he ran into the corral and up to that horse Scott thought his heart was going to stop. Then he heard his Pa yell and knew they were in trouble.
Scott heard the three hard smacks and started to cry.