The preacher was more than ordinarily eloquent and everyone, but everyone, was
moved to tears. Well, not everyone exactly, because there, in the front pew, sat a
gentleman looking straight in front of him, quite unaffected by the sermon.
At the end of the service, someone said to him, “You heard the sermon, didn’t
“Of course, I did,” said the stony gentleman. “I am not deaf.”
“What did you think of it?”
“I thought it so moving I could have cried.”
“And why, may I ask, did you not cry?”