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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 A22 ______ 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 A23 ______ 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 A24 ______ the answer to an important question. “I wonder if you have ever come across Tabitha James.”
Cedric A25 ______ knowing Tabitha with no sign of embarrassment or reluctance. “To A26 ______ 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 A27 ______ 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 A28 ______ this information.
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Honesty is the best policy
To learn more about her students, my younger brother's teacher sent home a lengthy questionnaire at the beginning of the school year. She asked __________________about their likes and dislikes and about many other things.
She asked what they __________________ about their school in twenty years time.
Some of the questions were so difficult that
I __________________ answer them offhand though I was 6 years his senior.
The __________________ question, in my opinion, was the one relating to their self-image: "When you look in a mirror, what do you see?" But my ten-year-old brother had no trouble with his answer: "Myself, and everything behind me."
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Christmas is the most important annual festival in both Britain and North America. In its origins, it combines the Christian __________________ of the birth of Christ, on 25 December, with the ancient tradition of a winter feast during the darkest period of the year.