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Which of the following words or phrases from the passage below reveals the most about Piggy's character as he reacts to the boys' mad rush to build a fire?

He sighed, bent, and laced up his shoes. The noise of the errant assembly faded up the mountain. Then, with the martyred expression of a parent who has to keep up with the senseless ebullience of the children, he picked up he conch, turned toward the forest, and began to pick his way over the tumbled scar.

A

"sighed"

B

"errant assembly"

C

"parent"

D

"senseless"

E

"tumbled"

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