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State one likely reason the writer of The Midnight Visitor chose to characterise Ausable as short and fat.

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(i) Ausable - characterised as short and fat as the writer wants to draw attention to and emphasise his wits and mental ability to handle any grave situation [Ausable was able to successfully plant a story of a non-existent balcony and also made the agile and smart Max believe it ---didn’t require an attractive physique to do this.]

(ii) The writer, perhaps, wanted to give a strong message that the brain is what counts more than brawn/ muscle power OR brain power is far more potent or effective than any other type of powermuscle or armsetc.