Earth Maker, the Creator asked again: "Who will bring me some mud?"
Beaver smacked her broad tail on the water. "I will bring you some mud." She dived and after her Grebe dived too, but neither of them could reach the bottom.
Earth Maker asked a fourth time: "Is there anyone who can bring me mud?"
"I will try," said the little black Coot and she dived out of sight. When she did not reappear, everyone thought she had been swept away. Suddenly Earth Maker reached down into the water and brought out the most lifeless Coot. She was too tired to speak, but there was mud on her beak!