Read the excerpt from The Mysteries of Udolpho.
Another gate delivered them into the second court, grass-grown, and more wild than the first, where, as she surveyed through the twilight its desolation—its lofty walls, overtopt with briony, moss and nightshade, and the embattled towers that rose above,—long-suffering and murder came to her thoughts. One of those instantaneous and unaccountable convictions, which sometimes conquer even strong minds, impressed her with its horror. The sentiment was not diminished, when she entered an extensive gothic hall, obscured by the gloom of evening, which a light, glimmering at a distance through a long perspective of arches, only rendered more striking. As a servant brought the lamp nearer partial gleams fell upon the pillars and the pointed arches, forming a strong contrast with their shadows, that stretched along the pavement and the walls.
Which inference is most accurate, based on the information in the excerpt?
A. The description “glimmering at a distance through a long perspective of arches” indicates that the castle is well lit and is easily noticeable from afar.
B. The description “as she surveyed through the twilight its desolation” indicates the castle is filling Emily with uneasiness because it looks like a place that breeds solitude and despair.
C. The description “long-suffering and murder came to her thoughts” indicates the castle is providing Emily with an abundance of inspiration because it radiates mystery and excitement.
D. The description “an extensive gothic hall, obscured by the gloom of evening” indicates that whoever owns the castle wishes to live in secrecy to hide misdeeds.