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A strange girl
Stephen pulled up the collar of his coat as he walked along the platform. Overhead a dim fog clouded the station. He was (1) ______ trains move slowly, throwing off clouds of steam into the cold air. Everything was dirty and smoke-grimed.
Stephen thought with revulsion: “What a foul country – what a foul city!” He had to (2) ______ that his first excited reaction to London – its shops, its restaurants, its well-dressed attractive women – had faded. Supposing he were back in South Africa now… To (3) ______ the truth, he felt a quick pang of homesickness. Sunshine – blue skies – gardens of flowers. And here – dirt, grime and endless crowds – moving, hurrying, jostling.
He got on a train and passed along the corridor, looking for a place. The train was full. It was only three days before Christmas. He (4) ______ to go to his parents for Christmas… And then, suddenly, he caught his breath, looking into a carriage. This girl was different. Black hair, rich creamy pallor, the sad proud eyes of the South… It was all wrong that this girl should be sitting in this train (5) ______ these dull drab looking people. She should be somewhere splendid, not squeezed into the corner of a third class carriage.
He was an observant man. He did not fail to (6) ______ the shabbiness of her black coat and skirt, the cheap quality of her gloves. (7) ______ splendor was the quality he associated with her. He thought: “I’ve got to know who she is and what she’s doing here.”
- A) looking B) watching C) staring D) gazing
- A) admit B) agree C) adopt D) accept
- A) say B) talk C) speak D) tell
- A) used B) kept C) held D) took
- A) between B) besides C) among D) along
- A) spot B) observe C) remark D) note
- A) Nevermore B) Nevertheless C) Although D) Therefore