The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Creative Short Stories)

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A man who loves to place bets acquires a remarkable frog, which he claims can outjump any other frog in the county.

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Short story by Mark Twain, first published in The Saturday Press in 1865. The narrator of the story, who is searching for a Reverend Leonidas Smiley, visits the long-winded Simon Wheeler, a miner, in hopes of learning his whereabouts. Wheeler instead relates an elaborate story of a different man named Jim Smiley who was a compulsive and imaginative gambler and who once spent three months training a frog named Daniel Webster to jump and then won money by betting on the frog. The gambler, Wheeler reveals, was eventually duped by a quick-thinking stranger. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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Published by Creative Co (2008)
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