There was once a lady named Alison, very beautiful and young, who was married to a rich old man named John who she didn't love.
There was also a man named Nicholas, who worked for the old man. He cleaned his house and scrubbed his pans. He loved this lady Alison, with all his heart, and he couldn't bear to be apart
And so when they found out that they were both in love, they planned and plotted to free themselves from the old man
They convinced him of a great flood, and told him to go buy bathtubs. They told him the tubs would act like boats, so they could survive the "flood" and live on in the mud.
When the old man finally left, Nicholas and Alison had a wonderful time. They played games and had fun, all without worry of being scolded by the husband.
When the old husband finally came back home with three bathtubs, everybody laughed at him. From that moment on, no one took him seriously again. If such an old fool really thought a flood was coming, then he must truly be insane!