What external conflict pits a character against another character in "The Interlopers"?

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There is a huge man vs. nature conflict in the story in terms of the tree that falls on both of the men at the same time.  Now they can talk trash to each other as long as they want because neither of them is going anywhere.  There is a man vs. man conflict because the two men are fighting over land.  There is a man vs. society conflict because one the men is breaking the law by being on the land at all.  You could go so far as to say that there is a man vs. supernatural conflict if you consider the tree falling as an act of God rather than simply an act of nature.

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