1. What is Hadleyburg's reputation?
Hadleyburg is a small town noted for its honesty and uprightness. The town residents are extremeely proud of the fact they have maintained this reputation for three generations.
2. How does Hadleyburg make sure all its residents are honest?
Hadleyburg teaches its residents the virtues of being honest from the time they are babies and continues the lessons through school. Furthermore, great care is taken to remove temptation from the paths of the town's young people. The result is that every resident has honesty ingrained into his or her character.
3. What do the other towns think of Hadleyburg?
While the residents of nearby towns begrudge the citizens of Hadleyburg their reputation, they believe a proof of Hadleyburg citizenship in that town is all that a young man needs to vouch for his character.
4. Why does the stranger want to do harm to Hadleyburg?
One day a Hadleyburg resident offends a stranger passing through the town. The stranger is so upset that he spends the better part of a year trying to devise a scheme that will bring down the entire town and attack the very thing the hold dear - their honesty.
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