A Dimitri/1strapped Boy Production.
It has been barely a year since you married a widow with 4 kids. You brought into the marriage your own son who, at 12, fits in age between your stepsons. You are a no-nonsense, very strict person who not only does not tolerate disobedience, you barely tolerate questions to your authority and your own upbringing was to the essential philosophy that "A boy only learns when he is thoroughly beaten" and you are a firm believer in that motto!
You have given the boys a set of jobs to do and they have performed them rather poorly. Uncharacteristically, you gave the boys a second chance to 'get it right' before they have an appointment with you in the barn.
Despite this rare gift, they still didn't get it right; especially so for the youngest, 11 year old Mikhail. You have promised him a scorching visit as he is now eligible for the strop instead of just the belt. Said execution will take place after dinner (2-3 hours hence). As you prepare to round the boy up, you find him like this.
He's telling Boots (the dog) how frightened he is of the impending session with you and you hear him telling the dog how scared he is of YOU specifically.
How do you proceed?
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