Woebegone also tries to leave, saying it's his fault the beast came, but Gingerbread insists he stay with the Baby Ponies in the Lullabye Nursery. Woebegone supposes that with his bad luck, the building will collapse - and as predicted, the roof of the Lullabye Nursery caves in that night. Along with the Baby Ponies, Woebegone is relocated to the Paradise Estate, where he explains his predicament.
When Woebegone was a child, his village was also home to a witch. One day, his friends decided to dump the witch into her own cauldron, but she knew their intention and froze them with magic. Woebegone tried to protect his friends, but ended up knocking the witch into the cauldron and falling in after her. At this point Woebegone's story is interrupted as the Paradise Estate's wall collapses.
The next morning, the Ponies discover Woebegone has sneaked out. Ribbon, Masquerade and Gingerbread manage to find him and persuade him to return to the Estate. As soon as he does, a mudslide rolls past the Ponies, dragging Baby Shady away...
Woebegone remembers the witch placing a curse on him to teach him a lesson, which began a series of increasingly unfortunate events. Without him touching it, an apple cart turns over, and then a tree falls, crushing the entire apple store. Before long the entire town has flooded, and its residents drive Woebegone out, calling him a jinx. The Ponies suggest the events were caused by Woebegone's own belief in his bad luck - the real curse was to bring Woebegone's fears to life. Cautiously, Woebegone says that he's not bad luck - and is surprised when nothing bad happens in response. When he says it again, the raincloud over his head vanishes, and the witch from the cauldron appears, congratulating him. The burned forest is instantly restored, along with the Paradise Estate and everything else affected by the curse. A delighted Woebegone heads home, tripping as he goes - but he gets up laughing, saying it could happen to anyone.