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"Well," I said, "Brett and Mike ought to get in to-night."
"I'm not sure they'll come," Cohn said.
"Why not?" Bill said. "Of course they'll come."
"They're always late," I said.
"I rather think they're not coming," Robert Cohn said.
He said it with an air of superior knowledge that irritated both of us.
"I'll bet you fifty pesetas they're here to-night," Bill said. He always bets when he is angered, and so he usually bets foolishly.
"I'll take it," Cohn said. "Good. You remember it, Jake. Fifty pesetas."

In the passage above, from chapter X, why does Robert say “I rather think they’re not coming?”


He knows Brett better than either Jake or Bill do.


He has already made a plan with Mike and Brett to meet elsewhere and is pleased with himself.


He has lied to Mike and Brett because he does not want anyone to know about his tryst with Brett.


He is in denial about who Brett truly loves.


He just wants to annoy Jake.

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