This both frightened and angered Little Johnny. His uncle's snoring sounded like a death rattle, and the sudden stops and starts and grunts and snorts infuriated the youngster so that he saw red.
One night Johnny could tolerate it no longer. He found his father's ball peen hammer and tapped it against the top of his uncle's all but bald head. The blow didn't draw blood, but left a tiny dent in Uncle Henry's scalp.
No one laughed, but everyone except Little Johnny (who was suddenly appalled at what he had done), wanted to.
Johnny's father shooed the boy upstairs to his bedroom then told Uncle Henry:
"Hey, Henry. You'd better get along home to finish your nap tonight. It'll be a lot safer!"