The Hen And The Tailor

A Hen who had saved a Tailor from drowning in a marine disaster that

had cost several of his less fortunate companions their lives asked him

his opinion of the theory of evolution. The grateful Tailor replied

that he was himself an instance of the survival of the fittest; and the

philosophical Fowl, remarking that it was vulgar to pun, walked off

with much dignity to resume her interrupted occupation of hatching out

a china nest-egg.

Moral: Some people cannot take a joke.