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The Stranger And The Bet

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Mark Twain, 1867

What is the purpose of lines 162-164 ("So he set there a good while thinking…")?

A

To indicate that the stranger was patiently waiting for Smiley to return.

B

To show the balance of being smart and clever in those that gamble.

C

To start a claim about the merits of being honest and trust-worthy.

D

To explicitly say that the stranger was going to cheat during this wager.