OH MY GOSH! A BEAR! EVERYONE GET TO THE LOFT AND STAY QUIET!
Person vs. Nature
"Hush, you'll just make him madder."
Charlie went to get some wood and forgot to leave the door open. Lyddie was handling the oatmeal so she did not notice.
"...Lyddie looked up from the pot of oatmeal she was stirring over the fire, and there in the doorway was a massive black head, the nose up and smelling, the tiny eyes bright with hungry anticipation."
Lyddie and her family climb the ladder to get to the upper loft. They pull the ladder up as the bear came in. The bear gets curious about the oatmeal. He flips the cauldron onto his head and yowls in pain.