JT is well read and adept at navigating sticky situations. The tall tales that he tells seem strategically selected. By telling a tale from Ovid (click here for the story of Baucis and Philemon) he not only leverages his knowledge of Greek mythology but uses a tale with the name of a biblical book (click here for Philemon commentary) referenced as well. Not just any book, it talks of receiving a stranger as a brother. That may sway bible-quotin' Lallie to become vulnerable to his fiscal seduction.