The Alligator River Story

"Once upon a time there was a woman named Abigail who was in love with a man named Gregory. Gregory lived on the bank of a river. Abigail lived on the opposite bank of the river. The river which separated the two lovers was teeming with man-eating alligators. Abigail wanted to cross the river to be with Gregory. Unfortunately, the bridge had been washed away in a storm. So she went to ask Sinbad, a river-boat captain, to take her across. He said he would be glad to, if she would go to bed with him before the trip. She promptly refused and went to a friend called Ivan to explain her plight. Ivan did not want to be involved at all in the situation. Abigail felt her only alternative was to accept Sinbad's terms. Sinbad fulfilled his promise to Abigail and delivered her into the arms of Gregory. When she told Gregory about her escapade in order to get across the river, Gregory cast her aside with disdain. Heartbroken and dejected, Abigail turned to Slug with her tale of woe. Slug, feeling compassion for Abigail, sought out Gregory and beat him brutally. Abigail was overjoyed at the sight of Gregory getting his due. As the sun was setting on the horizon, Abigail could be heard laughing at Gregory."

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