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Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

G’day, A bloke was at an auc­tion and be­gan bid­ding on a par­rot. He de­cided he re­ally wanted this par­rot and he got well and truly caught up in the bid­ding. He kept bid­ding, but kept get­ting out­bid, so he bid higher, and higher, and higher.

Fi­nally, af­ter he had bid much more than he had in­tended, he won the bid — and the par­rot was his at last.

As he was pay­ing for the par­rot, he said to the auc­tion­eer, ‘‘I hope this par­rot can talk. I would hate to have spent all this money only to find out the par­rot can­not talk.’’

‘‘Don’t worry,’’ replied the auc­tion­eer. ‘‘He can talk all right. Who do you think was bid­ding against you.’’


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