Which of the following lines most clearly indicates that the pilot is, in fact, dead?
"There was a sudden bright explosion and corkscrew trail across the sky; then darkness again and stars."
"There was a speck above the island, a figure dropping swiftly beneath a parachute, a figure that hung with dangling limbs."
"So the figure, with feet that dragged behind it, slid up the mountain. Yard by yard, puff by puff, the breeze hauled the figure through the blue flowers, over the boulders and red stones, till it lay huddled among the shattered rocks of the mountain-top."