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In the short story The Ransom of Red Chief, how much money did Sam and Bill need to carry our their fradulent scheme in Western Illinois?
It sooo depends on the interpretation of the question......

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  1. "Bill and I had about six hundred dollars. We needed just two thousand dollars more for an illegal land deal in Illinois."

    It looks to me as though they needed $2,600.

  2. This story is so confusing. $2600. is not an option...tho I surely think it should be....the only options are $2,000, 1500.00, 750.00 and 250.00.
    what do you think? and THANKS!!!

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  3. I agree that the question is poorly worded. It must mean how much more money did the men need? The answer, must be $2,000.

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