A man had a parrot of which he was excessively fond. He kept it in a silver cage and fed it fruits andnuts and anything else the bird asked for, for the parrot was so cleverit could engage in conversation.
"I advised you never to believe everything you hear but you immediately believed me when I told you I had two gems in my stomach. Could I have survived if I really had two gems in my stomach?" said the bird.And with that, the parrot flew away, leaving the merchant gaping.