The Truth and the Lie meet on the road one day.
The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvellous day today”!
The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful.
They walk together for a while, until they reached a beautiful well.
The Lie tells the Truth: “The water in the well is very nice, let’s take a swim together!”
The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed, is very nice.
They undress and start the bathe.
Suddenly, the Lie jumps out of the well, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs off towards a nearby village.
The furious Truth leaps out of the well and runs to find the Lie and get her clothes back.
The Villagers, seeing the Naked Truth, are horrified and look away with contempt and rage.
The poor Truth returned to the well and disappeared, forever, hiding her shame.
And since that day, the Lie travels the world, clothed as The Truth.
The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.