“And you think you can get the truth from me?” asked Hugo. “You might as well ask a chicken the truth about the fox.”
“It might be truer than the fox’s own story,” said Janna.
– Hilda Van Stockum (The Borrowed House)
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.