What is the denouement of the story "The Interlopers?"

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The denouement of a story is the "final outcome" of the main conflict of the story.  In this case, the denouement of the story is just implied, not actually stated.  The implied denouement is that the two men are going to get eaten by the wolves.

The main conflict in the story has been between the two men -- Ulrich and Georg.  Their conflict has led to them getting trapped under the fallen tree.  The conflict appears to resolve when the two of them decide to end their feud and become friendly.  But a little later, that outcome becomes irrelevant because they see the wolves coming toward them and they have no apparent way to escape.

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