The Stowaway

A young woman from Portsmouth was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the sea, but just before she could throw herself from the wharf, a handsome young man stopped her.” You have so much to live for,” said the man. “I’m a sailor and we are off to Australia tomorrow morning. I can stow you away on the ship, take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep you happy.” With nothing to lose, combined with the fact that she had always wanted to go to Australia, the woman accepted. That night the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small but comfortable compartment in the hold. From then on, he would bring her sandwiches, a bottle of red wine, and make love to her until dawn. Two weeks later she was discovered by the captain during a routine inspection.” What are you doing here?” asked the captain.” I have an arrangement with one of the sailors,” she replied. “He brings me food and I get a free trip to Australia.” I see,” says the captain. Her conscience got the better of her and she added, “Plus, he’s screwing me every night.” He certainly is,” replied the captain. “This is the Isle of Wight Ferry.”

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