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Language of the Ambush

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Which of the following could be considered the most important interpretation of the quote below?

As soon as [Mr. Jones and his men are] well inside the yard, the three horses, the three cows, and the rest of the pigs, who had been lying in ambush in the cowshed, suddenly emerged in their rear, cutting them off. Snowball now gave the signal to charge.

A

It emphasizes Snowball's leadership, which isn't clear from the rest of the account of this battle.

B

It shows that the horses and cows were just as intelligent as the pigs.

C

It calls attention to Napoleon's lack of a meaningful role in the battle.

D

It provides an accurate count of the large animals for the first time in the novel.

E

It demonstrates the superiority of the pigs relative to the weaker, less intelligent animals.