Hi. The correct answer of this question is (c) - did not want to ask anyone for favours.
In the story
Narrator: "Well," I said, "we're leaving on Monday. Is there anything I can do for you before we
Nicola shook his head, but suddenly Jacopo said, "Sir,” he burst out, "every Sunday we
make a visit to the country, to Poleta, 30 kilometres from here. Usually we hire bicycles.
But tomorrow, since you are so kind, you might send us in your car."
I had already told Luigi he might have the Sunday off. However, I answered, I'll drive
you out myself."
There was a pause. Nicola was glaring at his young brother in vexation. "We could not
think of troubling you, sir."