chapter  3
24 Pages

Telling tall tales

In the once and never land of perhaps and maybe, they held an annual festival of fibs. Speakers would vie with each other to produce the tallest and most wildly improbable tale of the day, each wanting to win an enormous rainbow rosette and the coveted title of Fabulous Fibber. One year a pompous preacher silenced them all with a long and passionate sermon on the evils of lying. ‘Lying is dreadfully wrong,’ he concluded. ‘I myself have never told a lie.’ Well, it was a unanimous decision. The preacher was presented with the rosette and the title, having told the biggest fib of all.