The Ordinary World: "A man walks into a bar."
The Call to Adventure "He notices that the man who is tinkling away on the piano is only about a foot tall."
Refusal of the Call: "He asks the barman why piano player is so short. The barman says he will tell him in a moment..."
Meeting the Mentor: "....But first, says the barman, he must rub a Magic Bottle which is kept behind the bar for first time guests."
Crossing the Threshold: "The man rubs the bottle as he was told"
Tests, Allies and Enemies: "And, lo and behold, a magic geni appears."
The Approach: " 'Since you have never been to this bar before, I shall grant you one wish!' says the geni."
Ordeal, Death and Rebirth: "The man thinks very hard, and says 'I'd like a million bucks.' "
Reward: "The geni says some magic words, and lo and behold, a million ducks fly into the bar, and starting quacking furiously."
The Road Back: "The man is disappointed."
Resurrection: " 'No, not ducks!' he says 'I wanted a million bucks -- a million dollars.'"
Return with the elixir: " 'Yeah' says the barman sadly. 'And do you think I wanted a twelve inch pianist?' "
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