Posted by Ranjan Weerasinghe on 10/31/2002
A magician worked on a cruise ship. The audience was different each week, so the magician did the same tricks over and over again.
There was one problem....
The captain's parrot saw the show each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick.
Once he understood, he started shouting in the middle of the show:
"Look it's not the same hat!" Or "Look he's hiding the flower under the table!" Or "Hey, why are all the cards the ace of spades?" The magician was furious but couldn't do anything. It was, after all, the captains parrot.
Then, unfortunately, the ship sank. The magician found himself on a piece of wood in the middle of the sea with, as faith would have it, the parrot.
They stared at each other with hatred but did not utter a word.
This went on for a day...and then another...and then another.
Finally, on the fourth day, the parrot could not hold back and said........"OK, I give up: Where is the ship?