Danger Is My Middle Name
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A family of shiny black beetles were living a happy, peaceful and contented life, underground in their burrow. Their wonderful life, however, came to an abrupt and untimely end one wild, stormy and exceptionally wet night, when a tremendously loud noise – a roaring, rushing, gushing watery type of sound – awoke them from their peaceful slumbers.
Getting up from her bed – a comfortable dry leaf – the mother beetle, rubbing her sleepy eyes, said, “I wonder what that can be?”
The father beetle, rolling over on the leaf, mumbled, “It’s nothing, go back to sleep.”
The mother beetle, believing his words, returned to their leaf and settled down beside him.
The noise, however, did not go away.