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2014-06-29T19:19:13+05:30
 Leacock tries to downplay the tension by reducing the amount lent to a meager or let us say a frugal one dollar. Not wanting to make a major issue out of a trivial thing Leacock employs the tool of laughter.
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2014-06-29T19:27:13+05:30
By reducing the amount lent he wants to reduce tension.
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