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Inferences About Soldiers

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The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas
The following passage is excerpted from a novel published in 1844. Edmond Dantes, who has been falsely accused and imprisoned, meets with the inspector-general of prisons in the following scene.

Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo. New York: A.L. Burt, n.d. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.

What can be reasonably inferred about the soldiers who enter Dantes' cell (lines 54-57)?

A

They are hesitant to defend the inspector-general because of his attitude toward the prisoners.

B

They have many years of experience.

C

They are young and inexperienced.

D

They believe that Dantes is quite dangerous.