How does the narrator hear the story of the jumping frog in "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"?
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In the story, the narrator is asked by a friend of his to see if he can find anything out about a guy named Leonidas Smiley. Smiley was a friend of the narrator's friend.
So the narrator goes and talks to a guy named Simon Wheeler. Wheeler starts to tell him all kinds of tall tales. The stories all have to do with the exploits of a guy named Jim Smiley. Jim Smiley is supposed to have been a real gambler and Wheeler tells all sorts of tall tales about Smiley's gambling. Among these tall tales is the story of the jumping frog.
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