Aesop's Jacked Fables

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Truth and the Traveler

A WAYFARING MAN, traveling in the desert, met a woman standing alone and terribly dejected. He inquired of her, "Who art thou?"

"My name is Truth," she replied.

"And for what cause," he asked, "have you left the city to dwell alone here in the wilderness?"

She made answer, "Because in former times, falsehood was with few, but is now with all men."

"Surely it is not as bad as that!" he exclaimed with a smile, gently placing his hand on her shoulder.

"O, if only mace were invented," she lamented, "That I may harm you without killing you directly."

Truth and the Traveler (original fable)

A WAYFARING MAN, traveling in the desert, met a woman standing alone and terribly dejected. He inquired of her, "Who art thou?" "My name is Truth," she replied. "And for what cause," he asked, "have you left the city to dwell alone here in the wilderness?" She made answer, "Because in former times, falsehood was with few, but is now with all men."

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