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Bret Harte

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Theme of Hypocrisy

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Which quote BEST represents the theme of hypocrisy in the story?

A

"He turned suddenly, and kissed the Duchess, leaving her pallid face aflame, and her trembling limbs rigid with amazement."

B

"Tommy, you're a good little man, but you can't gamble worth a cent."

C

"It was experiencing a spasm of virtuous reaction, quite as lawless and ungovernable as any of the acts that had provoked it."

D

"Mr. Oakhurst received his sentence with philosophic calmness, none the less coolly, that he was aware of the hesitation of his judges."

E

"Mother Shipton saw it, and from a remote pinnacle of her rocky fastness, hurled in that direction a final malediction."