A chemist, a shopkeeper and a politician were sentenced to death by firing squad. The chemist was taken from his cell and as the soldiers took aim he shouted "Avalanche!" The soldiers panicked and in the confusion the chemist escaped. The shopkeeper was led out next. As the soldiers took aim he shouted "Flood!" and escaped. The politician was then lead out. The squad took aim and the politician, remenbering how the other two had escaped, shouted "Fire!"