Merrily skipping along, the little Dutch boy approached the local dyke. Abruptly, he stopped. To his dismay, he found a hole in the dyke. Water was flooding out. Thinking fast, he hurriedly stuck his thumb in the hole. Gladly, he sighed with relief. He was safe……….he thought………..
After hours of helpless calls and shouts, he was beginning to grow extremely tired. Curiously, he pulled his thumb out of the hole. The water just kept gushing out. Frantically, he stuck it back in.
Days passed; no one came. The poor little Dutch boy couldn’t even feel his thumb at this stage. Suddenly, he heard something. A crackling noise. He looked at the dyke. It was cracking. The water pressure at the other side was too much. And then, it burst. The water flooded everywhere. Life was destroyed…….