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One year Stumpy and Martha went to the fair and Stumpy said,
"Martha, I'm 71 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year I may
never get another chance." Martha replied, "Stumpy that there airplane
ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."
The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll
take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire
ride and not say one word, I won't charge you, but if you say one
word it's ten dollars."
Stumpy and Martha agreed and up they went. The pilot does all kinds
of twists and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word is heard. He does
all his tricks over again, but still not a word.
They land and the pilot turns to Stumpy, "By golly, I did everything I
could think of to get you to yell out, but you didn't."
Stumpy replied, "Well, I was gonna say something when Martha fell
out, but ten dollars is ten dollars."