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Lord of the Flies

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The Sow

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Under the trees an ear flapped idly. A little apart from the rest, sunk in deep maternal bliss, lay the largest sow of the lot. She was black and pink; and the great bladder of her belly was fringed with a row of piglets that slept or burrowed and squeaked.

Which word or phrase from the passage above most clearly indicates the significance of this pig?

A

"flapped idly"

B

"maternal bliss"

C

"sow"

D

"black and pink"

E

"burrowed or squeaked"