Once upon a time, far out in the country on a snowy day in March, a well went dry. It was a very, very deep well, almost 750 feet deep into the earth and the water it gave was crystal clear.
In that well was a sturdy little 1.5 hp pump. For 21 years the pump worked, night and day. t pumped water for showers, washing dishes, watering gardens and cleaning cars. Then on a cold, cold day the pump got tired. Its valves quit working; pieces broke. The pump stopped. The water stopped.
The people tried many things to get it going but the pump had finished its job. A Man with a Truck was called. He tried many things to get the pump going but all was in vain. 700 feet of pipe was pulled out of the well, and finally from far below the earth, the pump appeared.
The Man with a Truck removed the pump and put it in the truck. Then he put a shiny new and very expensive pump on the pipe, and slowly, slowly put it back down the deep, deep hole in the earth. The new pump felt the cool water surge around it. It felt the electricity begin to pulse through its metal case. And it began to pump water.
The people rejoiced. The Man with a Truck rejoiced too, especially when the people gave him a check for a very large sum of money. And all, I hope, will be happily ever after. The End.