Table of Contents
- 1 How does the stranger win the frog jumping contest?
- 2 How did the stranger get Smiley to leave him alone with the frog?
- 3 How did the stranger outsmart Jim Smiley?
- 4 How did the stranger trick Jim Smiley?
- 5 Why does Smiley keep a frog?
- 6 What does Jim say he will do to get the stranger a frog?
- 7 What was important to Jim Smiley?
How does the stranger win the frog jumping contest?
A local man bets a stranger that his frog will win a jumping contest. At an opportune moment, the stranger pours small bullets into the mouth of the man’s frog. The bullets make the frog so heavy that it cannot jump, and the stranger’s frog wins the contest.
How did the stranger get Smiley to leave him alone with the frog?
How did the stranger get Smiley to leave him alone with the frog? He said he had no frog. As soon as he got the money, the stranger ran off without a word. After he discovered that the frog had been weighted, Smiley forced the stranger to give back the money.
How did Smiley know what the stranger did to his frog?
Quite simply, Smiley entices the stranger to place a forty dollar bet on an ordinary frog. Smiley is convinced that his frog named Dan’l Webster can “outjump any frog in Calaveras county.” The way that Smiley entices the stranger is by using a sort of reverse psychology.
How did the stranger outsmart Jim Smiley?
How did the stranger outwit smiley? Shove led (buck shot) down the frogs throat so it couldn’t jump.
How did the stranger trick Jim Smiley?
How did the stranger beat Jim Smiley in the bet? Jim tried to double his money by betting that his frog would still win even with a spoonful of quail shot in his belly. He drugged Jim’s frog so that he fell asleep when the competition started.
How much does the stranger wager on the bet?
So each man agrees to put up forty dollars, which was a big sum of money in those days. But the stranger doesn’t have a frog to compete with Smiley’s, so Smiley went to the swamp and caught another frog.
Why does Smiley keep a frog?
Answer: Smiley keep a frog because when it was about the fair and the sequence of the frog is square jumping on a dead level. The frog jumped from dead level along with the most robust set and well understood the straddle of animal in his breed.
What does Jim say he will do to get the stranger a frog?
He leaves Daniel Webster with stranger to get him a frog. When gone, stranger fills Daniel Webster with quail shot. Why do you think Wheeler tells about the mare and bull pup first, before focusing on the frog?
How the stranger managed to win the bet?
The stranger bet 40$ to Jim Smiley that his frog would not jump higher than an average frog. He made him eat more than enough so that he would become heavier and would not jump high. That is how, the stranger won the bet.
What was important to Jim Smiley?
Jim Smiley was a man who was hopelessly addicted to gambling. He placed bets compulsively, but he also invested in gambling seriously as his occupation. He would bet on just about any random event if he had someone to bet against him, and in those cases he wasn’t picky about which side he was on.