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The reader discovers that Vera is a convincing liar (and probably with a lot of experience!), since she tells one lie right after another without flinching. If neuvrotic Mr Nuttel was indeed an ideal candidate to fall for one of her yarns, Vera seems to be able to pull the wool over the eyes of family members as well. Telling whoppers and then getting away with it seems to be her natural talent, since she cooks up a story of why Mr Nuttel ran off "on the spot" to tell her aunt.
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