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"He staggered to his feet, tensed for more terrors, and looked up at a huge peaked cap. It was a white-topped cap, and above the green shade of the peak was a crown, an anchor, gold foliage. He saw white drill, epaulettes, a revolver, a row of gilt buttons down the front of a uniform."

What is the main purpose of the passage above?


It shows the neat, clean appearance of the officer as symbolic contrast to the chaos of the burning island.


It indicates to readers that Ralph is going to be saved from the ruthless hunters and return home.


It means that Ralph's long-standing wish of being rescued by his naval officer father has finally come true.


A & B


B & C

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