Juan Verdades,
The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie

by Joe Hayes

Have you ever told a lie?  Would someone bet their home that you wouldn't lie in a tight spot?

In this tale of the old Southwest, one man's honesty is put to the test.  When a trusting employer bets his ranch on the integrity of Juan Verdades, he is taking a serious chance.  Will the love of a beautiful maiden cause Juan to break don Ignacio's trust? 

How deep does Juan Verdades's integrity go? Can anything make him tell a lie? 

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