|The Smartest Man in the World
Rand, Mat, Perrin, and Herid Fel were crossing the Aryth Ocean in a Sea Folk ship. Suddenly, the ship hit an iceberg and began to take on water. The captain came down to the cabin that the four were staying in to tell them the news.
"The ship is going down," the captain began, "but all is not lost. Our Windfinders have created a miraculous invention -- a magical ball that, when wet, expands and creates a small floating raft one man can sit on. Unfortunately, my raft has been damaged and can't be used. Fortunately, there are still four rafts left," he said, pointing to a group of small sacks lying in the corner of the cabin. Without another word, he grabbed a sack and ran out the door, leaving only three rafts for the four passengers.
"I am the Dragon Reborn," Rand announced. "The world needs the Dragon Reborn." With that, he grabbed a sack and ran out of the cabin.
"I am the smartest man in the world," said Herid Fel. "The world needs smart men." With that, he grabbed a sack and ran out of the cabin.
Perrin looked at Mat. "You go," he said. "Tell Faile I love her-"
"Hey, don't sweat it," said Mat. "The smartest man in the world just jumped off the boat holding a sack of my dirty laundry."