Once there was an old man who was very fond of being told lies. He said, Any man who can tell me two good lies can marry my only daughter. So all the liars through the country came to his house. But he said to all of them, "I am not satisfied with your stories. I will not give my daugher to any of you.
One day, however, a young man came and said, It will be very hot in summer. And you should go out now and dig a big hole under the street. Then when the hot weather comes, you can sell it and make some money.
“That' s a wonderful lie.” answered the old man.“ And the next？”
The young man took an old paper from his pocket. Tlis is a bond of debt（借据） amounting to（多达） one million which your father borrowed from me before he died i have come to ask for payment Now the old man did not know what to do If I say it's a lie, I must give him my daughter. But if i say it's not a lie, I must pay all the money. he said to himself. In the end he had to say,Its a lie. And the young man married his daughter.