What kind of narrator is used in "Love of Life" by Jack London and why do you say so?

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The difficulty with third person points-of-view is that the two types of third person narration can be confused. Whilst one major narrative style is the use of the omniscient third person narrator, it is also important to be aware that this is often mistaken for a far more subtle form of narration, which is the use of the third person limited. If we examine this story carefully, we can see that, whilst at the start the narrator remains detached and looks upon both central characters from a distance, we only see the thoughts and insights of the character who is not Bill. Consider the following example, coming from the other character when he realises Bill is...

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