Once upon a time, there was a drunken sailor who loved to regale his shipmates with ribald tales of his wild escapades in exotic port towns. He had a particular penchant for exaggerating his sexual conquests, and his stories often left his fellow sailors laughing and wanting more.
One day, as the ship sailed into port, the sailor stumbled off the ship and decided to go exploring on his own. He found himself in a seedy part of town, and before long, he had consumed a great deal of ale in a rowdy tavern filled with rough characters.
As the night wore on, the sailor found himself caught up in a game of cards with a group of unsavory locals. The stakes began to rise, and soon, the sailor found himself betting not only his gold but also his honor.
In an effort to reclaim his honor, the sailor began to spin an even more ribald tale than any he had told before. To his surprise, the group of burly men hanging on his every word and laughing uproariously.
Flush with his newfound popularity, the sailor continued to tell tales long into the night, until he eventually won back his hard-earned gold and staggered back to his ship.
Even though the sailor had gained a bit more fortune and respect amongst the locals, his ribald tales carried on in the sailors’ quarters for years to come, keeping his name and exploits alive well beyond his years.