A sailor went to an auction
and bid for a parrot. The sailor bid 5 pounds, but someone else bid 10 pounds.
The sailor bid 20 pounds, but someone else bid 30 pounds. The sailor bid 40
pounds, but someone else bid 50 pounds. The sailor was determined to buy the
bird and put in a final bid of 60 pounds. This time the bid was successful and
the parrot was sold to the sailor.
"That's a lot of money I've paid for this bird," said the sailor to the auctioneer. "I hope he can talk."
"Of course he can," replied the auctioneer. "Who do you think was bidding against you?"
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