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The Fox and The Money
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While a fox and a monkey were traveling together,
they disputed about which ancestry was nobler.
They were trying to convince each other by talking about how noble their ancestries were over and over, and in the meanwhile, came to some place.
After looking around the place, the money suddenly started to cry.
”What's going on?”
The fox asked.
The monkey pointed at the graves in line, and answered.
”How can I not cry?
These graves are for the servants and slaves who served my ancestry.”
Then the fox said to the monkey,
”Oh, I see...
Well, you can lie all you want.
People who are buried under the graves cannot come out
and testify that you're telling a lie.”
A liar would tell a big lie
when there is no chance of being caught lying.
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