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The Kite Runner

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Only A Smile

KTERUN-H7ORVY

It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn’t make everything all right. It didn’t make anything all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird’s flight.

But I’ll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting.

The tone of this passage from the end of the novel can best be summarized as

A

hopeful.

B

weary.

C

jubilant.

D

resigned.

E

cautious.