Finished my book on the airplane and found this one downloaded to my Kindle. It is a short essay Twain wrote for a competition. Wonderful read! Herein Twain declares that we are all liars and that lying is good. He further poses that we are losing the craft of lying well. In summary, the wonderful art of lying advances humanity in a positive way. We are still liars; however, we have more often began to lie for self-advancement or without thought for the greater harm.