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Juan Tamad and the Flea-Killer

One weakness leads to another. So it was with Juan Tamad's laziness. As his body was lazy, so was his mind. Truth being often hard to tell, he took recourse to lies, which came easy to him. Telling lies became his second nature. One day his mother sent him to town to buy a cooking pot. It so happened that...

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