International Relations

On a tour of the North East of Australia, the Queen took a couple of days off to visit the coast. Her Range Rover was driving along the golden sands when there was an enormous commotion. They rushed to see what it was and upon approaching the scene the Queen noticed, just outside the surf, a hapless man wearing a shirt with an English cricket team logo, struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 20 foot shark! At that exact moment a speedboat containing three Aussies sped into view. One of the men took aim at the shark and fired a harpoon into its ribs, immobilising it instantly. The other two reached out and pulled the Pom from the water and, using long clubs, beat the shark to death. They bundled the bleeding, semi-conscious man into the speedboat along with the dead shark and prepared for a hasty retreat, when they heard frantic calling from the shore...... It was the Queen calling them to the beach. On reaching land the Queen went into raptures about the rescue and said, "I'll give you a knighthood for your brave actions. I heard that the people of the Australia hated English cricketers, but now I've seen this it's a truly enlightened example of harmony between countries which could serve as a model for other nations." She knighted them and drove off. As she departed the harpoonist asked the others, "Who was that?!" "That," one answered, "was the Queen. She rules the commonwealth and knows everything about our country." "Y' reckon?" the harpoonist replied, "Well she knows bugger all all about shark fishing. - Anyhow, how's the bait holding up, Or do we need to get another one?"

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