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First we have to establish the conflict. The conflict is that the narrator of the original story (not the framed story which is narrated by Simon Wheeler) is looking for Leonidas W. Smiley and is told to look to Simon Wheeler for information. Upon going to this man, he is forced to sit through story after story about a man named Jim Smiley. After sitting through this in boredom, the narrator's conflict is finally resolved when Wheeler is called away from his storytelling; therefore, freeing the narrator from listening to anymore of his nonsensical stories about Jim Smiley.
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