Which quotation best reveals the relationship between the Marquis and the peasantry?
A. "Pick up that, philosopher and vendor of wine ... and spend it as you will."
B. "Lay hands on this stranger if he seeks to lodge in your village tonight, and be sure his buisness is honest."
C. "He precipitated himself over the hillside, head first, as a person plunges into the river."
D. "You dogs! ... I would ride over any of you very willingly, and exterminate you from the earth."