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Which of the following explains why Chillingworth assumes a new name and refuses to come forward as Hester's husband?

A

"He chose to... vanish out of life completely as if he... lay at the bottom of the ocean." (98)

B

"He resolved not to be pilloried beside her on her pedestal of shame." (98)

C

"In his Indian captivity... he had gained much knowledge of the properties of native herbs and roots..."(99)

D

He had been seen "in company with Doctor Foreman, the famous old conjurer." (105)

E

"The fire in his laboratory had been brought from the lower regions." (105-106)

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