discovered that to everyone else a lie is as plain as the nose on his face!
That's the truth of it events and strange things always happen that bring to light the real story. So sometimes it is not even the telling of what is untrue that is the lie...it might be keeping back something or misleading comments that make you look foolish and untrustworthy.
The pinocchio moral of the story is so important...not for everyone else because they decide what to believe or let slide, it is what happens to the person who fibs! It is what sits inside, heavy and dark and is ultimately ugly and makes you feel bad. Then attracts misfortune.
It is what eventually makes you undesirable for all to see.
A bad truth is always more palatable than a good lie.