A fishy story

"I went in to a bathe," said a sailor, "but before i had been long in the water, I saw a big shark making rapidly towards me. What was to be done? When he was within a yard of me I turned round and dived under the shark. The taking a knife out of my pocket, I cut the monster up."

"But did you bathe with your clothes on? asked the astonished listener.

"Well," answered the sailor reproachfully, "you needn't be so particular."