'Abe Lincoln was an honest man.' O'Rourke, our history teacher, slammed Golden Horizons shut and gazed at us conspiratorially. 'Or so it says here.' He paused to scratch h1s stubble reflectively, a dry rasp we listened to with open mouths. 'Not only was Lincoln a saint but Washington was taller than Napoleon.'
Sheehan, Daemienne, My First Englishman, Kunapipi, 21(1), 1999.