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What kind of person is Smurch in the story "The Greatest Man in the World"?  

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Jack "Pal" Smurch, the protagonist of "The Greatest Man in the World," is an assistant mechanic who has recently achieved the remarkable feat of flying a single-engine plane around the world.  He is soon going to be lifted to "the heights of fame"; the problem, however, is that he does not possess "the intelligence, background, and character successfully to endure the mounting orgies of glory" that will be offered to him.

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