- B) Although
- C) promised
- D) remembering
- A) managed
- C) tell
- B) down
- D) of
Dotty received a letter from a magazine editor, which was very surprising for her. __Although__ Dotty was writing for a long time, only her teacher Miss Simms was allowed to read her novels. The teacher __promised__ great success for her books.
There was a tap at the door then and when Dotty saw Miss Simms on the doorstep she almost pushed her into the room and pressed the letter into the woman’s hand.
“Read this,” she commanded, then __remembering__ her manners she added, “Oh, I’m so sorry. Hello, Miss Simms. I didn’t mean to be rude but I just got home and opened this and don’t quite know what to make of it. I’m afraid I’m absolutely confused.”
Miss Simms took off her silk scarf, then removed her gloves and read the letter. Her face broke into a wide smile. “Why, Dotty, this is absolutely marvellous!” she exclaimed delightedly. “Well done. I’m so pleased you finally __managed__ to find the courage to show your work to someone. Didn’t I always __tell__ you it was good enough for publication?”
“But I didn’t show it to anyone,” Dotty answered. “At least not to this magazine. I let Anna’s mother read it and she must have sent it to them.”
“You mustn’t turn __down__ this offer,” Miss Simms responded. “You really must telephone them, Dotty. They obviously love your work – and who knows where this might lead? I have a friend who has been trying to get some of her work published for years, so I know how hard it is. I’m so proud __of__ you.”