One Sunday morning, Mark Twain was listening to a preacher who was giving a dramatic and well thought out sermon. Twain recognized the skill of the preacher though he was bothered by the preacher’s supercilious attitude. So, he decided to take the preacher down a few pegs. As you may be aware, Twain was an old hand when it came to pulling stuck-up people off their pedestals.
After the preacher finished, Twain told the preacher that the sermon was excellent but he has a book at home which contained every word of it.
“Impossible!” the preacher exclaimed. He then said that he would like to see that book if it truly exists.
A few days later, the preacher received a sizable package from Twain. Opening the package, he found a huge unabridged dictionary.