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Bret Harte

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Uncle Billy's Mule Theft

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Uncle Billy's theft of the mules proves to be a crucial event in the plot. What is the theft's overall effect on the story?

A

It strands the rest of the travelers.

B

It reinforces Uncle Billy as the villain of the story.

C

It creates a sense of distrust among the group.

D

It eliminates a character in order to prevent confusion.

E

It creates dramatic irony.