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Wand and Flowers

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The following excerpt is from a novel set in England in the late 19th century.

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbervilles : A Pure Woman. New York: Harper & Bros., 1892. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

What can be inferred about the "peeled willow wand" (line 75) and the "bunch of white flowers" (line 76) based on the last paragraph of the passage?

A

Each girl picked and constructed them herself.

B

They were given to younger girls by the young boys who wanted to marry them.

C

They were made by the older women and given to the younger girls to carry.

D

The May-Day dance is the only time of year when they pick flowers for decoration.