The Seller of Images

A seller had an image of Mercury and claimed it gave riches. When asked why he was selling he said he needed riches now and not later when the image worked. When you lie, you often have to expand the lie.

The Thief and The Innkeeper

A Thief hired a room with the idea of stealing something to pay for it. Nothing found. So, instead of stealing, the thief scared the Innkeeper. Every tale is not to be believed.