There once was an old time tall ship sailing the high seas. The lookout called down from the crow's nest: "An enemy ship approaches!"
The Captain said to the First Mate, "Quickly, fetch my red shirt!"
The First Mate returned with the red shirt and the captain put it on. The
two ship engaged in a fierce battle, but and our captain and crew were
victorious. The First Mate asked the Captain, "Why the red shirt, sir?"
"Well, that way our men could not tell if I was wounded and they would keep
up fighting till the end," the Captain explained.
Then from the crow's nest came another call from the lookout, "Five enemy
The Captain said to the First Mate, "Quickly, fetch my brown pants!"