In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Piece of String,” the main character is sorry to discover that he cannot trust his local government officials to deal fairly with him. his reputation as a liar means that

In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Piece of String,” the main character is sorry to discover that

he cannot trust his local government officials to deal fairly with him.

his reputation as a liar means that no one believes him when he tells the truth.

thieves will gladly blame an innocent man to avoid getting caught.

some people will not listen to reasonable argument.