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John Updike

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The Customers React to the Girls

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Which passage BEST characterizes the customers’ reactions to the girls’ presence?

A

"By the time I got her feathers smoothed and her goodies into a bag — she gives me a little snort in passing, if she'd been born at the right time they would have burned her over in Salem-"

B

"The sheep pushing their carts down the aisle — were pretty hilarious."

C

"All that was left for us to see was old McMahon patting his mouth and looking after them sizing up their joints."

D

“You could see them, when Queenie's white shoulders dawned on them, kind of jerk, or hop, or hiccup, but their eyes snapped back to their own baskets and on they pushed.”

E

"Now here comes the sad part of the story, at least my family says it's sad but I don't think it's sad myself."