In the Dreaming
there lived a frog called Tiddalik. He became very thirsty so he decided
to drink. He drank all the water in the rivers , the creeks, the lakes,
the lagoons and the billabongs. When he had finished all the land was dry.
Tiddalik dragged his enormous swollen body onto a rock and there he sat.
was dry. Every thing went brown and dry.
looked everywhere for water but there was none to be found.
is all the water ?", said
are the green trees?" , said
know where all the water is " , said
the frog drank it all and there is no more for us".
must have water or we will all die" ,
to Tiddalik and begged him for some water, but he just sat there
with his mouth shut.
must make Tiddalik laugh so he will open his mouth and let all the water
did lots of funny things but Tiddalik would not laugh.
All the animals
laughed and at last even Tiddalik started to smile
eel came along. He twisted himself this way and that until he had tied
himself into a knot and no matter how hard he tried he could not undo himself.
to laugh. He opened his mouth wide and out flowed all the waters.
flowed into the dry places, so there was plenty for all the animals
to drink and the land turned green