Listening to the Outer Web
A man is walking along a deserted beach when suddenly he hears a deep voice from Above.
"DIG!" it says.
He looks around, but there's nobody there. I must be imagining this, he thinks.
Then he hears the voice again:
"I SAID, DIG!"
So he starts digging with his bare hands, pushing away the sand.
A short way down he uncovers a small chest with a rusty lock.
"OPEN IT," commands the deep voice.
OK, the man thinks, Ill open the thing. He finds a rock with which to
destroy the lock, and when the chest is finally opened, he sees a
gleaming pile of gold coins.
"TAKE THEM TO THE CASINO," the deep voice says.
Well, says the man to himself, the casino is just ten minutes walk away,
why not? He changes all the gold into a huge pile of roulette tokens and
goes to one of the tables, where the players gaze at him with disbelief.
Now he hears the deep voice saying:
"27, PUT IT ALL ON 27."
He takes his heavy pile of tokens and drops it at the 27. The table groans
under the weight. You can hear a pin drop as the croupier throws the ball.
The ball stays at the 26. The deep voice says: "SH*T!"