Is there any conflict in "The Ransom of Red Chief" and how does it influence the development of the main character?

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Conflict is the driving force behind any good story, so if "The Ransom of Red Chief " didn't have conflict, it wouldn't be a very good story at all.  In this story, the main conflict comes from the little Johnny that Bill and Sam kidnap.  He turns out to be much more of a hassle than they had anticipated.  So, what was supposed to be a quick, easy, standard kidnap and ransom situation, turned into pure torture as Johnny, or "Red Chief" torments...

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