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Talking Dictionary 1016. The Truth About Lies


1016. EllyMay said, "Daddy, you and mom say that I should always tell the truth. But what about everyone else? They don't tell the truth. My classmates lie, my cousin Donald lies, and my teacher lies." Dad said, "Your teacher?" EllyMay said, "My history teacher said Obama lied about his birth certificate. At first, I thought she was lying. But on TV the presidential candidates are accusing each other of lying about everything all of the time. If candidates lie, maybe presidents do lie!" Dad said, "Well, the truth about lying is sad, honey. At one time or another, everyone from the President on down to the bicycle delivery guy lies. It's part of human nature, like scratching. You'll just have to get used to it." EllyMay said, "Ha! I'm already getting used to it. But it doesn't matter. I'm going to be just like you and mom—I'll never lie." 4.5


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