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Bret Harte

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Oakhurst's Motivation to Deceive Tom and Piney

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What motivates Mr. Oakhurst to deceive Tom and Piney by suggesting that Uncle Billy would be returning with provisions?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Oakhurst himself hopes that Uncle Billy will return with aid and provisions.

B

Oakhurst doesn’t wish to frighten the young couple.

C

Oakhurst doesn’t want the young couple to associate the remaining outcasts with Uncle Billy’s criminal activity.

D

Oakhurst wants the young couple to share their provisions and campsite.

E

As a man with worldly experience, Oakhurst feels a responsibility to protect the innocent youths from the harsh realities of life.