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A great liar
(Short stories of Edo)
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Once upon a time, there lived a man called a great liar.
His lies were so brilliant that those who were deceived got impressed rather than got angry.
One day, a lord called over the liar to his castle.
”I know you are the great liar. If you can deceive me, I will give you whatever you want.”
Then the liar answered.
”To tell you the truth, I need a“ liar’s bag” when to lie about things.
I forgot it on top of the cabinet at home, I can not make up a lie without the bag.”
The lord sent out a servant to the liar’s home.
After a while, the servant came back to the castle, and said to the lord.
”I looked for the bag all over his house, but there is no “liar’s bag” in his house. ”
And the liar said,
”That’s right. There is no such thing as a liar’s bag. ”
”Oh, well done!”
The lord were highly pleased with his great lie, and he rewarded the liar very much.
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