Which quotation from “Uses and Abuses of the Umbrella” most clearly demonstrates that the author is using a comical tone?
“Cork hats and newspapers of more than eight pages were invented for the rain.”
“The umbrella, though we are led to believe otherwise, was not made for the rain.”
“…one would determine that when the rains begin the umbrellas disappear.”
“An intelligent woman once said: ‘The umbrella is an article proper to the desk.’”