Faring through the wilderness, a man saw a woman standing allone with eyes downcast.
‘Who are thou?’ he asked.
‘I am Truth,’ she answered.
‘And why has thou left the town to live in the wilderness?’
‘For times have shifted,’ she said. ‘In days gone by, few lied. But now days, whensoever one speaks with others, one finds they are all liars.’
§ Life is a loathsome and wretched thing when lies are worthed above truth.