One day, Grandma had her grandson Johnny go down to the watering hole to get some water for cooking dinner.
As he was dipping the bucket in to fill it with water, he saw two big old eyes looking back at him. He dropped the bucket in a fright and hightailed it back to Grandma’s kitchen.
“Well now”, Grandma asked him, “where’s my bucket and where’s my water?”
“I can’t get any water from that watering hole Grandma”, her grandson said, “there’s a BIG ol’ alligator down there!”
“Now don’t you mind that ol’ alligator, Johnny”, grandma replied. “He’s been there for a few years now and he’s never hurt no one. Why, he’s probably as scared of you as you are of him!”
“Well, Grandma”, Johnny replied, “if he’s as scared of me as I am of him, then that water ain’t fit to drink!”
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