One day, Grandma sent her grandson Peter down to the water hole to get some water for cooking dinner.
As he was dipping the bucket in, he saw two big eyes looking back at him. He dropped the bucket and hightailed it for Grandma’s kitchen.
“Now, where’s my bucket and my water?” Grandma asked him.
“I can’t get any water from that water hole, Grandma.” cried Peter. “There’s a BIG ol’ alligator down there!
“Now don’t you mind that ol’ alligator, Peter. 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,” replied Peter, “If he’s as scared of me as I am of him, then that water ain’t fit to drink!”
Submitted by Curtis
Edited by calamjo