Mole had just arrived at Tallspruce. Raven said, "Was there something you wanted to ask?"Verse
Mole cleared his throat and asked, "Should I always tell the truth? Sometimes it does more harm than good."
Raven said, "then it's not the truth."
Mole sighed and was silent.
Owl spoke up and asked, "Then should I lie at such a time?"
Raven said, "Tell the truth."
Declarative sentences come in true and false.
Sycamore trees, not so much.
A river, even as it winds back on itself, flows nothing but truth.
The moon, even as it blocks the sun, shines nothing but truth.
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