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What motivates Mr. Oakhurst to deceive Tom and Piney by suggesting that Uncle Billy would be returning with provisions?
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Oakhurst himself hopes that Uncle Billy will return with aid and provisions.
Oakhurst doesn’t wish to frighten the young couple.
Oakhurst doesn’t want the young couple to associate the remaining outcasts with Uncle Billy’s criminal activity.
Oakhurst wants the young couple to share their provisions and campsite.
As a man with worldly experience, Oakhurst feels a responsibility to protect the innocent youths from the harsh realities of life.