A young loiterer from Wuling was known as a notorious liar. One day he fell
in with an old man in the marketplace.
"I've heard that you are a great liar," said the old man. "Just
show me how good you are at lying. "
"Oh, I have no time for that right now," replied the young man.
"I've just heard that they have drained the East Lake and everybody has
gone there to catch soft-shelled turtles. I'm going there myself to catch
Believing him, the old man made a beeline for the East Lake. There, what greeted
his eyes was the boundless expanse of the waters of the lake. Then he realized
that he had been taken in.