Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.
There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
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