So one day, Gramma sent her grandson Johnny 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 Gramma's kitchen.
"Now, where's my bucket and my water?" Gramma asked him.
"I can't get any water from that water hole, Gramma" cried
Johnny. "There's a BIG ol' alligator down there!"
"Now don't you mind that ol' alligator, Johnny. 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, Gramma," replied Johnny, "if he's as scared of me as
I am of him, then that water ain't fit to drink!"