You live in a world where people’s noses physically and noticeably grow whenever they lie. Most people have a nose several feet long. You just met someone whose nose is perfectly normal.
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“The trick is,” she told me, “that most people don’t realize that simply NOT LYING isn’t enough to bring your nose back down to minimal proportions.”

I watched her face. Her nose did not change.

“What one has to do is tell very strong, very important truths.” She’d had an adorable nose; now it flattened slightly more. “But, if that is difficult - and it is, for most people - one might stick to never lying. I’ve found that technical truths are usually safe.”

Her nose grew a tiny bit.

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