In the fourth sentence of the passage (“I moved . . . step”), the word “premeditated” indicates that the narrator
A has been out on the fire escape before
B is considering doing something illegal or unethical
С is being very cautious as he navigates the fire escape
D is counting the steps as he climbs down the fire escape
E intended to sneak out of the building onto the fire escape
The word “premeditated” used by the author, indicates that the narrator is being very cautious as he navigates the fire escape.
The narrator of Open City by Teju Cole has found himself in an unenviable situation where he was locked out of the theater and had to use the fire escape to leave the building. However, the fire escape had very flimsy stairs so he had to be very careful and thing about his every step so as not to fall down and die.