- C) set
- B) Although
- D) stayed
- C) way
- B) resembled
- C) around
- B) said
At the Manor House
The Rolls-Royce drove through the gates of the Manor House and up a long driveway lined with tall oaks. Harry had counted six gardeners even before he __set__ eyes on the house.
__Although__ during their time at the boarding school Harry had learned a little about how Giles lived, but nothing had prepared him for this. When he saw the house for the first time, his mouth opened and __stayed__ open. “Early eighteenth century would be my guess,” said Deakins. “Not bad,” said Giles. “1722, built by Vanbrugh”. The car came to a halt in front of a three-storey mansion built from golden Cotswold stone. Giles jumped out before the chauffeur had a chance to open the back door. He ran up the steps and made his __way__ through the front door and into a large, highly polished wood-panelled hall. His two friends followed him.
As soon as Harry stepped into the hall, he found himself transfixed by the portrait of an old man. He appeared to be staring directly down at Harry. Giles __resembled__ the man in the portrait – he had inherited the man’s beak-like nose, fierce blue eyes and square jaw. Harry looked __around__ at the other paintings that adorned the walls. He was looking at a landscape by an artist called Constable, when a woman swept into the hall wearing what Harry could only have described as a ball gown.
“Happy birthday, my darling,” she __said__ . “Thank you, Mum,” replied Giles as she bent down to kiss him. She gave Harry such a warm smile that he immediately felt at ease.