"It may not amount to anything," he said slowly. "It is difficult to get any perspective on things around here, because every one down in the village is sure he saw the murderer, either before or since the crime. And half of them will stretch a point or two as to facts, to be obliging. But the man who drives the hack down there tells a story that may possibly prove to be important."
Stretch a point can be interpreted as 'far fetched' ?
'to be obliging' could be understood 'at most'?
I am not a native English speaker.