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

What logical inference can be made about Jim Smiley's ability to engage others in making wagers with him?


He boasts about how often he wins so that the other person feels obliged to make a wager.


He acts like he does not have a chance to win, thus fooling the other person to make a bet.


He acts indifferent, showing little interest so that the other person's interest is piqued.


He has a reputation for being overly lucky, which causes people to bet against him from all over.

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