A magician on a cruiseliner does magic tricks every night for the crew. Unfortunately, there is a parrot that belongs to one of the crew members who always shouts out how the tricks are done. This goes on for a few weeks and the two develop a deep hatred for each other. One night, while the magician is doing a trick, the ship unexpectedly sinks, leaving only the magician and the parrot floating together alone on a piece of driftwood. They float like this for dayt without talking to each other, but then one day the parrot finally says, "OK, I give up. What did you do with the ship?"