|Banta and Santa were working on a roof, when Banta slipped and fell to the ground. Santa leaned over and called out:|
"Are you dead or alive, Banta?"
"Alive," moaned Banta.
"You are a liar. I donot know whether to believe you or not," said Santa
"Then I must be dead," said Banta, "because you wouldnot dare call me a liar if I were alive."