“Please take it,” says I, “and don’t ask me nothing – then I won’t have to tell no lies.”
– Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 4. Huck’s response to Judge Thatcher, when Huck wants the Judge to keep his fortune of six thousand dollars and the puzzled Judge asks him if something’s the matter. Huck doesn’t want his father to get the money. He prefers not to be dishonest, when faced with a difficult decision.