8. The statement “That’s where you’re going, now hurry up” (lines 35–36) can most directly be attributed to the:
A. cheering boy, as he verbally criticizes the narrator’s efforts.
B. cheering boy, as he shouts encouragement to the narrator.
C. narrator, as he speculates about what the cheering boy meant when the boy pointed at the pool.
D. narrator, as he angrily contemplates his response to the cheering boy.