Mother was frantic to wake up husband because she could hear a bear trying to get into the house.
(All this thanks to Michaela's imagination! And Actually this bear was quite tame when we were reading We're Going on a Bear Hunt. )
Ahh, you knew he looked familiar, didn't you?
Father was up in a flash and commanded that mother get the large knife from the kitchen. After all, their only gun had been lost in a storm.
Sadly, Father had to kill the bear, but after all the bear was a threat to his big family. At one point the struggle was so intense the knife went flying into a dark corner of the room. Thank goodness Mother knew where to find the flashlight. The family dogs heard the struggle immediately and were all barking at the bear and jumping on the bear to help Father. It ended with everyone safe and with Mother and Father having plenty of bear meat for the winter.