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What is the most likely reason that Tea Cake is smiling and joking with Janie after he returns from his day-long absence?
He doesn't realize that his absence hurt her because he isn't used to being in a relationship.
His personality is naturally jovial, and he doesn't view this situation differently than he normally views life in general.
He thinks that Janie's anger is funny, revealing his character to be cruel and callous.
He is trying to take her mind of the anger he knows that she has toward him.
Janie gives him no indication that she has been upset.