1.The Three Tortoises
2.An Old Friend
4.A Bad Doctor
5.Nothing to Complain about
6.A Good-Bye Gift
9.The Right Tools for the Job
10.Paid in Full
11.The Wrong Question
12.Bananas Are Bad for You
14.The Wrong Medicine
15.Something in the Ear
John Smith and his friend Bill Jones were shipwrecked on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
They had plenty of fish and fruit to eat, but nothing to read except a book full of jokes.
Each of the jokes was numbered.
At first, to help pass the time, John and Bill read the jokes to one another; then they told them from memory. After a year they knew the jokes so well that they just said the number of the joke.
"Twenty," John would say, and Bill would roar with laughter.
Then Bill might say, "Seventy-five," and John would laugh.
One day, after they. had been on the island for many years, another man was shipwrecked with them.
"How do you pass the time?" he asked them.
"We tell each other jokes." Bill said, and handed him the joke book.
"Tell us a joke," John said. "Just read out the number."
"OK," the man said. He looked through the book until he found a joke he thought was very funny. It was number eightythree.
"I've found a good joke," he said. "Are you ready?"