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Which of the following quotations, taken from Mr. Pilkington's toast, most clearly illustrates that his new, friendly relationship with Napoleon came about largely because of his greed?

A

"Today he and his friends had visited Animal Farm and inspected every inch of it with their own eyes, and what did they find? Not only the most up-to-date method, but a discipline and orderliness which should be an example to all farmers everywhere. He believed he was right in saying that the lower animals on Animal Farm did more work and received less food than any animals in the county."

B

"Indeed, he and his fellow-visitors today had observed many features which they intended to introduce on their own farms immediately. He would end his remarks, he said, by emphasizing once again the friendly feelings that subsisted, and ought to subsist, between Animal Farm and its neighbors."

C

"It was a source of great satisfaction to him, he said - and, he was sure, to all others present - to feel that a long period of mistrust and misunderstanding had come to an end. There had been a time - not that he, or any of the present company, had shared such sentiments - but there had been a time when the respected proprietors of Animal Farm had been regarded, he would not say with hostility, but perhaps with a certain measure of misgiving, by their human neighbours. Unfortunate incidents had occured, mistaken ideas had been current. "

D

"It had been felt that the existence of a farm owned and operated by pigs was somehow abnormal and was liable to have an unsettling effect in the neighbourhood. Too many farmers had assumed, without due enquiry, that on such a farm a spirit of license and indiscipline would prevail."

E

"And now, he said finally, hw would ask the company to rise to their feet and make certain that their glasses were full. 'Gentlemen,' concluded Mr. Pilkington, "gentlemen, I give you a toast: to the prosperity of Animal Farm!"

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