A judge who was holding court in a certain town was always sure of being annoyed by some cutting remarks by a local lawyer. But he never ever reacted. Once while he was at a dinner he was asked as to why he didn't tell off the nasty lawyer.
The judge dropped his knife and fork at the table, placed his chin in his hands and elbows on the table, as he stressed the following story: "Up in our town, there lives a widow with a dog that barks all night whenever the moon shines."
That is all the judge said, and he picked up his fork and knife and began to eat again. Then one of the people at the table said, "Judge, you didn't finish your story about the dog and the moon."
"Oh," said the judge, "despite all that noise from the dog, the moon keeps on shining."