The Ship's Magician And The Parrot
However, the Captain's parrot watches the show every time. Finally, the parrot figures out how the tricks work and starts giving it away for the audience. For example, when the magician makes a bouquet of flowers disappear, the parrot squawks "Behind his back! Behind his back!"
Well, the magician get really annoyed at this, but what can he do? The parrot belongs to the Captain, after all.
One day, the ship springs a leak and sinks. The magician manages to swim to a plank of wood floating by and grabs on. The parrot is sitting on the other end of the plank.
They just stare at each other and drift. They drift for 3 days and still don't speak.
On the morning of the fourth day, the parrot looks over at the magician and says: "OK, I give up. Where did you hide the ship?"