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Ambrose Bierce

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Inferring Farquhar's Perspective

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In the following quote, Faquhar poses a question to the soldier who visits his home.

"Suppose a man — a civilian and student of hanging — should elude the picket post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel,” said Farquhar, smiling, “what could he accomplish?”

According to the context of the story, all of the following can be inferred about Farquhar EXCEPT that he is

A

unaware of the soldier's true identity.

B

arrogant about his abilities as a slaveholder.

C

aware of the soldier’s motives.

D

imagining himself as an active participant in the war.

E

enticed by the prospect of personal glory in the war.