A planter in Kentucky engaged a negro as a mule-driver. To test him he handed him a new whip, climbed into a seat behind a pair of mules, and asked the new driver if he could use the whip. To prove his skill, Sam flicked a butterfly on clover blossom, then killed a honeybee with another swing of the whip. Further along they came to a hornet's nest beside the highway, with two or three hornets at the entrance.
`Can you hit them?' asked the planter.
'Yes, sah, I kin, but I ain't goin' to. Dey's organized,' replied Sam.
(Ezek. 37. 10; Phil. 1. 27)