GRE Reading Comprehension: ETS-GRE阅读ETS - 4V6U15LGPLU5V_5G7

Which of the following situations is most closely analogous to the situation described by the author as one of nature's great ironies? A. That of a farmer whose crops have failed because the normal midseason rains did not materialize and no preparations for irrigation had been made B. That of a long-distance runner who loses a marathon race because of a wrong turn that cost him twenty seconds C. That of shipwrecked sailors at sea in a lifeboat, with one flask of drinking water to share among them D. That of a motorist who runs out of gas a mere five miles from the nearest gas station E. That of travelers who want to reach their destination as fast and as cheaply as possible, but find that cost increases as travel speed increases