Pete the Plumber just crawled into bed. He had a long day. He had just fallen asleep, when his phone rang.
“We need help,” a woman cried on the phone. “Our basement is flooded. My husband is not out working in the bush. We can’t afford to pay but we need help.”
Pete the Plumber crawled out of bed. He told the woman, whom he recognized as Poor Mountain Mother, that he would be right there.
“I don’t know what to do!” cried Poor Mountain Mother. “I can’t afford to pay you but our basement is has over six inches of water in it. All of our stuff is ruined.”
“Don’t worry,” said Pete the Plumber. “I have been in your shoes. I will fix the problem. Don’t worry about the money.”
Poor Mountain Mother gave Pete the Plumber a hug when he showed up and then showed him the basement. He noticed a pipe had burst. He shut off the water to the house and then fixed the leaky pipe. He also took a bucket and scooped up the water. He got most of it out.
“Thank you,” said Poor Mountain Mother, searching through her purse for any loose change she could find to give to Pete the Plumber.
“I won’t take your money,” said Pete the Plumber. “However, I will take a cup of coffee.”
“That I can do,” said Poor Mountain Mother. “That is the least I could do.”
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