Bocca della Verità, Roma
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In one story, a Roman woman deceived it with a logical artifice. The offending woman asked her lover to show up on the day when she was to be subjected to the test and, feigning madness, to hug her in public. At the time of putting her hand into the Mouth, the woman could swear that she had been touched only by her husband and by the man that everyone had seen. Having told the truth, she was able to withdraw her hand free from the terrible mouth, although guilty of adultery.