My father died at sea. My grandmother died at sea. And my great-grandfather died at sea, related the sailor. My, my, remarked the visiting sentimental old lady, if all your ancestors died at sea, how did you dare enlist in the navy? Ma am, responded the sailor, where did your father die? In bed. Your grandfather? In bed, too. Your great-grandfather? He also died in bed. Then, said the seaman, how do you dare go to bed, since all your ancestors died there?
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Yes, said the boastful young man, my family can trace its ancestry back to the Mayflower. I suppose, remarked his friend, sarcastically, next you ll be telling us that your ancestors were in the Ark with Noah? Certainly not, said the other. My people had a boat of their own.