What is the point of view in "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"?

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This is an interesting question, because it isn't as straightforward as you might think.  It is Twain telling the story, so in that sense, it is written in the first person point of view.  He says "I" and writes the outer frame of the story from his own perspective.  But then, he gets to the general store and he switches to a direct quoted dialogue by the colorful Simon Wheeler; however, the main action is not about Simon Wheeler or Mark Twain.  Simon Wheeler tells the story of one Jim Smiley.  So, the actual written version of this tale is almost third-hand folklore .  The events...

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