Teetering on the Edge

A young Seattle woman was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into Elliott Bay. Standing on the docks, staring at the frigid water, crying, she was teetering on the edge when a handsome young sailor passing by saw her, realized her plight and grabbed her arm just in the nick of time. “Miss, don’t do it. You’ve got so much to live for. Look, I’m off to Japan in the morning, and if you like, you can stow away on my ship. I promise to take good care of you and bring you food every day.??? He slipped his arm around her shoulder and added, “I’ll keep you happy…and you can keep me happy. Okay???? She considered this a moment, then nodded yes. After all, what did she have to lose? That night, the sailor sneaked her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat. From then on, every night he faithfully brought her food and drink. She repaid his kindness the only way she knew how: they made passionate love all night. Two wonderful weeks passed until the Captain discovered her during a routine inspection. “What are you doing in here???? the Captain demanded. “Uh, I have an arrangement with one of your sailors,??? she explained bashfully. “He’s taking me to Japan and giving me free food and drink…and he’s screwing me.??? “He sure is, miss,??? said the Captain. “This is the ferry to Bremerton!???

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