- B) watched
- D) used
- C) seek
- C) admitted
- A) tell
- B) paid
- A) on
Amos Finnister was a private detective. In all his years as a policeman and a private investigator, he had learned about people. He gained a psychological insight into most as he __watched__ them do foolish things. He was at ease with people from all walks of life, and in consequence they were at ease with him.
And this was most apparent on Friday evening, when Major Cedric Crawford dined with him at the Ritz restaurant. Amos __used__ to dine there when he lived in New York.
By the time they were halfway through dinner, Amos had the major laughing and sharing stories, some of which were funny. By the time they had eaten the main course, Amos felt comfortable enough to __seek__ the answer to an important question. “I wonder if you have ever come across Tabitha James.”
Cedric __admitted__ knowing Tabitha with no sign of embarrassment or reluctance. “To __tell__ the truth, I knew her quite well, actually. She was a close friend of a fellow guards officer, Sebastian Lawford. She fell in love with him at first sight. They were going to marry but unfortunately that did not come to pass.”
“And why was that, Major, do you know?”
“Oh, yes, I’m afraid I do. Tabitha had contracted pneumonia but __paid__ no attention to her illness. Before I knew it, she was dead and gone. As for Sebastian, he rejoined the army when the war broke out and was killed. A sad story, isn’t it?” Amos nodded. So much depended __on__ this information.