Read these sentences from Paragraph 1. The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of


Read these sentences from Paragraph 1.
The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when light comes the heart of the people is always right. Forty-seven years ago one of these Calaveras King Sequoias was laboriously cut down, that the stump might be had for a dancing-floor. Another, one of the finest in the grove, more than three hundred feet high, was skinned alive to a height of one hundred and sixteen feet from the ground and the bark sent to London to show how fine and big that Calaveras tree was—as sensible a scheme as skinning our great men would be to prove their greatness. This grand tree is of course dead, a ghastly disfigured ruin, but it still stands erect and holds forth its majestic arms as if alive and saying, “Forgive them; they know not what they do.”
Which claim do these sentences best support?
A. People must find alternatives to cutting down sequoia trees.
B. People must be educated about the destruction of the sequoias.
C. People must speak out against the threat the lumber industry causes to sequoias.
D. People choose to ignore threats to sequoias even though the threats are common knowledge.


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