How would you describe Red Chief in "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry?

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Red Chief, as Johnny Dorset likes to call himself, is the freckle-faced ten-year-old son of Ebenezer Dorset, one of the wealthiest men in Summit, Alabama. Red Chief is an apt nickname because he has bright red hair, and immediately becomes the "chief" over the two petty criminals who kidnap him. Red Chief is a bully; when he first appears in the story, he is throwing bricks at a cat, and as part of his "during-dinner speech," he reveals that he...

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