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What is the rising action of "The Storyteller" by Saki?

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As a literary device, the rising action comprises

all decisions, characters’ flaws and background circumstances that together create turns and twists leading to a climax.

Therefore, this is not just one isolated moment in the story, but the combination of several small moments that, as they occur in sequence, raise the energy in the storyline and start building up engagement in the reader. 

Interestingly, the rising action in "The...

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