When reading a peice of writing, one may tend to make inferences without even noticing. An inference is a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. The short story "The Interlopers" is a good story to make inferences on. An example quote from this text would be "And a long series of poaching affrays and similar scandals had enbittered the relationships between the families for three generations. The neighbor feud had grown into a personal one since Ulnch had come to the head of his family." It can be inferred from this quote that Ulnch might have killed his feuding neighbors.