How does this story show truth, reality, and perception?

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The Ransom of Red Chief” is a short story written by O. Henry. It was first published in 1910. In the story, two men, Bill and Sam, kidnap a young boy, Johnny. They do this in the hope to make some money. However, at the end of the story, they do not receive the money: instead, they are the ones who end up paying.

Perception is one of the main themes in the short story. Bill and Sam wrongly assume that kidnapping a boy is an easy way to make money. Their perception of this undertaking is totally wrong, as their plan does not work out at all. Therefore, the story shows very...

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