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Mrs Martin was an old lady who lived by herself in a cottage in the country. She had become accustomed (1) __________ it as she had done so for the past twenty years. There was nothing she was afraid of so much so that her (2) __________ were not even shut at night.

One cold night, while Mrs Martin was boiling some water to make tea, a young man in old clothing climbed in through an (3) __________ window. He crept up from behind and covered her mouth with his hand. He was (4) __________ that she did not struggle.

On seeing her warm eyes, he (5) __________ his hand from her mouth.

"I don't want to hurt you, madam," said the young man. The old lady, showing no fear of the young man, made her (6) __________ calmly to her rocking chair.

In the (7) __________, the man, who saw two tiny teaspoons on her table, snatched them up and examined them carefully.

"I'm afraid they're not silver," she said apologetically.

"Look here, you've got money in this house. (8) __________ is it?" the man asked impatiently.

"Here, try these cookies, I just (9) __________ them today in my new oven," said Mrs Martin. "You are a burglar, aren't you?"

"I wasn't born (10) __________ . I've been unemployed for a year now. I have no choice as hunger has (11) __________ me into burglary," he said.

"Yes, I understand. It's unfortunate that you've chosen to rob (12) __________ on the very day that I've lost my purse. Well, young man, let me (13) __________ you an offer. I need someone to take care of my garden but I can't (14) __________ to pay you. Instead, I'll give you food."
"It's a sporting offer, madam," the young man said as he (15) __________  into a smile.

Short Answer

(1)  to
(2)  windows
(3)  open
(4)  relieved
(5)  removed
(6)  way
(7)  meanwhile
(8)  where
(9)  baked
(10) rich/poor
(11) forced
(12) me
(13) make
(14) afford
(15) broke


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