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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 observes,

"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."

Here, prudence means

A

appearance.

B

wisdom.

C

inheritance.

D

happiness.