- B) borrowed
- C) in
- A) looked
- B) appeals
- D) appear
- C) even
- A) reminds
Cats leave their mark on centuries of books
Once, an academic Emir Filipović was researching a medieval Italian manuscript. It was a book which he __borrowed__ from the State Library Archives. He discovered that the manuscript was stained with inky cat paw prints. The discovery has placed Filipović at the centre of a social media whirl, and he says he’s still surprised __in__ how popular the photograph has proved to be.
“I __looked__ out that one of the main reasons why people had a positive response to it is down to the fact that it makes you imagine the scene in your head when the cat jumped onto the book. This especially __appeals__ to cat owners, who are familiar with such typical cases, but also to people who do not own pets since they can still identify with the unfortunate writer,” Filipović says.
“One other important thing is that some people __appear__ to associate the past times with history as a boring school subject focused on politics and wars. They forget that the past was full of ‘normal’ everyday events like today, and that __even__ people who lived in the past were not much different from us. This picture with the cat paw prints __reminds__ everybody about it.”
The cat owners know how annoying it is to have a purring cat trying to climb onto our keyboards while we’re working, and I love the thought of a medieval writer being similarly irritated.