A woman woke up in the middle of the night, to find that her husband was missing from their bed.
She lay there listening to the stillness of the house, but she couldn’t hear anything, other than maybe a muffled sound that was coming from downstairs.
So, she carefully crept downstairs and looked all around, but she could still not find her husband.
Listening again, she could definitely hear moaning and it sounded like it was coming from the basement.
She went down to the basement to find her husband, who was crouched in the corner facing the wall and he was crying.
Puzzled, she asked him, “What’s wrong with you?”
He replied, “Do you remember when your father caught us together, when you were 16?”
His wife answered that she did.
He continued, “Remember he said I had a choice: I could either marry you, or be sent away to prison for the next 20 years.”
Baffled, she said, “Yes.”
The husband bawled, “Well, I would have been released from prison today.”
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