Set adrift like a paper boat on a shifting sea of daydreams

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Inside the bus in his summer Class-A uniform with its brass glitter and infantry-blue shoulder cordon, Jamie Sabin was going home. Fort Benning would be a fading dream; Preston, Virginia, a place unknown, his future. He was in between, fumbling with puzzle pieces, making up stories about the real Jamie Sabin. Each of these he set adrift like a paper boat on a shifting sea of daydreams. He did that encased in the drone and shudder of diesel pistons and hissing tires. Jamie Sabin was going home to a place unknown.

In this paragraph, the paper boat is a

A. simile for stories Jamie makes up about himself.

B. metaphor for daydreams.

C. simile for Jamie's past.

D. metaphor for Jamie's past and future.

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