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TALKING PET

A MAN WHO WANTED A PET PARROT SAW A SIGN SAYING "BANKRUPTCY SALE"
IN THE WINDOW OF A PET SHOP. HE WENT INSIDE AND BEGAN BIDDING FOR
A BEAUTIFUL PARROT HE SAW. HE BID HIGHER AND HIGHER UNTIL THE BIRD
WAS FINALLY HIS. HE THEN ASKED THE AUCTIONEER IF THE BIRD COULD
TALK. "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WAS BIDDING AGAINST YOU ALL THE
TIME?" SAID THE PARROT.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Bird
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal Tale
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Man

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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