Lincoln once told the story of an enterprising farmer who had a hog of tremendous size. In fact, the hog was of such tremendous size that people came from miles around to see it.
One of the people saw the hog’s owner and inquired about the animal. "W’all, yes," the old fellow said: "I’ve got such a critter, mighty big un, but I guess I’ll have to charge you a dollar for lookin’ at him."
The stranger glared at the old man, handed him the desired money, and started to walk away. "Hold on," said the old man, "don’t you want to see the hog?"
"No," said the stranger. "Lookin at you, I’ve seen as big a hog as I ever want to see!"