On the Decay of the Art of Lying

By Mark Twain

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...ON THE DECAY OF THE ART OF LYING

by Mark Twain [Sameul Clemens]




ESSAY, FOR DISCUSSION, READ...

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...is plain
--adults and wise persons _never_ speak it. Parkman, the historian, says,
"The principle of truth...

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...answered at random, and
usually missed it considerably. You lied to the undertaker, and said
your health...

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...So the subject was changed in deference to the children's
presence, and we went on talking...

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...very low with
scarlet-fever; well, your recommendation was so enthusiastic that that
girl is there nursing him,...

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...a thing which I feel I can confidently put into the hands of
this experienced Club--a...