passage I

3. In lines 25–31, the narrator muses over, then rejects, the notion that:

  • A. Merchant & Merchant played an important role in the building of Bombay.

  • B. he started paying attention to Bombay at a young age.

  • C. his anticipated birth was one of the causes of the rush to finish the building of Bombay.

  • D. Bombay had been a gigantic building site in the years before he was born.