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The Woman in White, Chapter II, Wilkie Collins

Collins, Wilkie. "Chapter 2." The Woman in White. United Kingdom: All the Year Round, 1859. N. pag. Online-literature.com. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.

In lines 25-27, the speaker says:

"Thanks to his admirable prudence and self-denial my mother and sister were left, after his death, as independent of the world as they had been during his lifetime."

These lines refer to the attitude of the speaker's father regarding

A

the financial situation of his wife and daughter.

B

the belief that his wife and daughter should practice self-denial.

C

the belief that his wife and daughter should become recluses after his death.

D

his demand that his wife and daughter avoid all things fun and frivolous during his lifetime.