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5. It can most reasonably be inferred from the passage that when the narrator says, “I didn’t see the red, yellow, and purple clusters that meant flowers to me” (lines 30–31), she is most nearly indicating that:

 

  • A. from her current position, she couldn’t see the old woman’s flowers, which were still growing near the house.

  • B. the flowers grown by the old woman had died because the narrator had stopped watering them.

  • C. the flowers grown by the old woman had been cut down when Eugene’s father mowed the lawn.

  • D. the weeds that had grown up in the old couple’s lawn had intertwined with the flowers, making the flowers hard to see.