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The Locked Room Chapter 5
Simple Past training. Fill the gaps with the correct form of the Simple Past
Chapter 5: Shivering
I finally managed to get one foot backwards. This (to get)
me to fall but also got me back to my senses. I (to fall)
out of the room to the floor, (to slam)
the door shut and (to run)
into my room.
Shivering, sweating and trying to control myself I (to sit)
there… my back turned against the door. What should I do? Call the police?
Tell the Wells? Wouldn’t they only laugh at me telling some fish-stories? Asking me why I was breaking into locked rooms? After a long time I (to calm)
down a bit.
Hadn’t I been in this hotel for weeks without anything bad happening to me? I finally (to pull)
myself together. Perhaps my mind had only played tricks on me. I listened on my door but it was absolutely quiet outside.
I sat like that for two hours till the Weeds (to come)
back, and later some more guests arrived. But I (to stay)
in my room that evening, locked my door and (to have)
a very uneasy night.
The next morning the sun (to shine)
brightly and the sky was clear and blue. It was all so nice that I could only laugh at myself. My mind must have played tricks on me the night before.
I finally stayed for two more weeks, away from the strange room and ignoring my thoughts. Only until I (to book)
out of the hotel. All my things were packed and in front of the hotel.
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