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The Farmer's Sons
A farmer dies leaving behind two grown sons and their families. The farmer left a will. The will explained what the farmer wanted to do with the land, money, and possessions that he left behind. The farmer loved both of his sons, so he said divide the land down the middle. Give one son the right half and one son the left half.
So, his sons built homes and began to plant their crops on the land their father had left them. Unfortunately, the creek and pond are both on the left half of the farm. A drought comes to the area. The son farming the left half of the farm is able to irrigate his crops using the pond and creek. The son farming the right half os the farm is forced to watch as all his crops begin to whither and die. The son farming the right half asks the son farming the left half if he can use the pond and creek to irrigate his crops too. The son farming the left says, "I'm sorry. I'd love to let you but the creek and pond are almost dry. I don't know if I will even have enough to keep my own crops alive." The son farming the right becomes angry, saying, "Our father wanted us to share this land. He would not have wanted you to control all the water." The son farming the left says, "I'm sorry. It is just the way things happened. I legally own this side and I do not want you taking my water."
That night after the son farming the left went to bed, the farmer on the right set fire to the farmer on the left's crops. The farmer on the left woke up and saw his whole crop a blaze. He ran to the pond and creek and threw bucket upon bucket of water on the fire until finally the fire was out, but in doing so drained his pond and creek dry. Now he was out of a crop and a water supply.