View Full Version : The Magician and the Parrot

23rd Apr 2003, 18:47
The Magician worked on a cruise ship. The audience was different each week, so he did the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem, the captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to figure out 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!" "Look, he's hiding the flowers under the table!" "Hey, why are all the cards the ace of spades?" The magician was furious but couldn't do anything. After all, it was the captain's parrot.

Then, during a fierce storm, the ship sank. The magician found himself on a piece of wood in the middle of the sea, with, as fate 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: "OK, I give up. Where's the f***ing ship?"