"'Where's Faulkner?' the visitor would inquire. And Faulkner, in overalls and a straw hat, head down, following the swish and swoop of his broom along the driveway would answer, 'Ain't seen 'im. Been sweepin' all day an' I ain't seen 'im-a-tall.'"
[What was William Faulkner doing when he found out he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature? Liming a field on his farm.]