Johnny peeked into the great room, all clear. Papa and Scott were in the kitchen talkin’ to Mamacita.
With the way clear, he grabbed the rope and gave a tug to get his pony moving, “Come on Oro.” Johnny whispered. Papa said no horses in the house but this wasn’t just any horse this was his beloved Oro.
Earlier Johnny had heard Papa tell Tio Cip to geld Oro. He didn’t know what geld was but Tio Cip had a knife. Fearing the worst, Johnny knew he had to hide his pony.
They almost made it to the stairs but then he heard the yell…