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The art collector
A wealthy art collector was walking through Morgan City when he noticed a mangy yellow cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a meat market. He did a double take when he noticed what the cat was drinking from.
Knowing the saucer was quite antique and very valuable, he walked casually into the store and offered to buy the yellow cat for two dollars.
Boudreaux replied, 'You sure you want to buy dat old cat?'
The collector said, 'Please, I need a hungry cat around my house to catch mice. Look, I'll pay you twenty dollars for it right now.' Boudreaux smiled and said, 'SOLD,' and took the man's money.
Now the collector made his play. 'Look,' he said, 'for that twenty dollars I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. He's obviously used to drinking from it anyway. What do you say?'
Boudreaux smiled and replied, 'Haw NO, dat's my lucky saucer! Since dat artist convention is in town, I done sold SIX cats.'
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