know Herring Roads?" The chimp, taking this for the name of a fellow, and
not wishing to appear ignorant, replied: "Do I know Rhodes? Well, I should
almost think so! He's an old college chum of mine, and related to our family
by-" This was too much for the Dolphin, who immediately made a great leap,
and then diving quickly, left the impostor in the air for an instant before
he splashed back and disappeared.
A liar deceives no one but himself.
The Shipwrecked Impostor
The shipwrecked Chimpanzee had been clinging for a long time to a slender spar, when a Dolphin came up and offered to carry him ashore. This kind proposition was immediately accepted, and, as they moved along, the Chimp commenced to tell the Fish many marvelous tales, every one of them a bundle of falsehoods. "Well, well, you are indeed an educated chap," said the Dolphin in admiration. "My schooling has been sadly neglected, as I went to sea when but a week old." Just then they entered a large bay, and the Dolphin, referring to it, said, "I suppose