The Locked Room Chapter 1
Simple Past training. Fill the gaps with the correct form of the Simple Past
Chapter 1: Wareham
When I remember these days I can still feel the tickling of fear on my back, something between heat and cold that keeps the breath off your lungs.
Even after thirty years I can see this room, smell the soft perfume of forgotten time and feel the cold in my bones.
It all (to happen)in 1879 in Wareham, England, where I, Evan
MacGreggan, (to study)medicine and used some free time to get
my mind back onto my books in a romantic village, full of warm-hearted
people with open, happy faces.
I (to find)such people in a small country-hotel with an old but happy
family offering simple but tasty food and small but clean bedrooms.
I (to spend)the mornings reading my books, walked through the charming
countryside in the afternoons and (to have)more than enough beer
with the people in the evenings.
All in all it (to be)a wonderful time in my life. The pub-owners, the Weeds, (to be)a lovingly family.
They always (to make)me eat some extra food and (to tell)me hundreds of
stories about the area, the village and their hotel. They had bought
the hotel some twenty years ago when they moved from Tweed to Wareham to
earn some money and start a family. They were able to make a living
with the hotel but (not / to tell)me why they still (not/ to have)any children. And I didn’t ask.
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