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Illustration: Understanding, Magic

A brilliant magician was performing on an ocean liner; but every time he did a trick, the captain's parrot would yell, "It's a trick. He's a phony. That's not magic."

Then one evening during a storm, the ship sank while the magician was performing. The parrot and the magician ended up in the same lifeboat. For several days, they just glared at each other, neither saying a word to the other. Finally the parrot said, "OK, I give up. What did you do with the ship?" (eSermons.com)