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Follow the link to read from the story “A&P.” Read the ninth paragraph; find it (CTRL + F) searching for the term: “darling”.

In this selection, the narrator considers the possibility of Stokes becoming manager of the A&P, stating:

I forgot to say he thinks he's going to be manager some sunny day, maybe in 1990 when it's called “the Great Alexandrov and Piroshki Tea Company.” (A&P actually stands for “The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company”)

What’s the narrator’s attitude toward the idea of Stokes being manager?


He likes his buddy and thinks it’s a good idea.


He doesn’t believe it will ever happen.


He’s jealous.


He’s ambivalent.


He imagines it would create a different, positive atmosphere that would welcome the girls.

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