When the dry season came and stayed, Chief Zamboha calls a meeting of all the animals to see if anybody has an idea on getting water. Timba remembers the "old stories." Remembering a time without water and what was done to find water. "If the sky will not give us water," said Timba, "we must dig and find water within the earth." As the animals try to dig for water, they get discouraged when water does not show up right away. Timba is run out of the community but does not give up. Finding a dry riverbed, Timba begins to dig again. Will Timba find water? Will Timba share?