The Wager

John's honesty earns him a job in the Lord of Ostergaard's Estate. The Lord of Nebbegaard bets Ostergaard that he can make John tell a lie. Will John stay honest, even when he is afraid to tell the truth?

Story adapted by Elaine L. Lindy from the story "Temptation", which appeared the book Scandinavian Folk and Fairy Tales, edited by Claire Booss. Used with permission from Stories to Grow By
Illustration by Elizabeth Rocha

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