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It was a hard winter for Mother. She sometimes pleaded with Father but no one could ever tell Father anything. He continued to stand like a rock against stopping my music lessons.
To A22 ______ the truth, Father had certain natural gifts for debate. In the first place his voice was powerful and stormy, and he A23 ______ to let it out at full strength. As a second gift, he was convinced at all times that his opponents were wrong. Hence, even if they won a point or two, it A24 ______ them no good, for he dragged the issue to some other ground then, where he and Truth could prevail. When Mother said it surely was plain enough that I had no ear for music, what was his reply? Why, he said that the violin was the noblest instrument A25 ______ by man. Having silenced her with this solid premise he declared no boy should expect to learn it immediately. It required persistence. Everything, he had found out, required persistence. His motto was, “Never giveA26 ______ ”.
He said that Mother should be stricter with me, if necessary, and make me try harder. He also said that none of us realized what he had had to go A27 ______ . Mother started to cry and said, “But you’re downtown, you don’t have to hear it”.
Father was outraged. His final argument, I remember, was that my violin had cost twenty-five dollars, if I didn’t learn it, the money would be wasted, and he couldn’t afford it. But it was put to him that my younger brother Julian could learn it instead. Father was defeated, though he didn’t A28 ______ it, and I was set free.
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A cup of coffee
Once I was travelling in Italy. It was a lovely day. I had been driving for two hours already. When I came to the next little town, I __________________ help stopping for a cup of coffee.
I wandered along the street until I came upon some parasol-shaded tables which seemed to __________________ very nice. I settled and opened my book.
It was taking a long time for the waiter to arrive, but I was in no hurry. I was sure that the waiter __________________ soon.
But finally, becoming impatient, I turned to signal for service and saw the neon sign. That was the __________________ moment ... I discovered that I was sitting outside a store selling garden furniture.
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The United Nations (UN) has published its prediction about the size and age of the world’s population three hundred years from now. This report can help environmental __________________ and policy-makers to understand dramatic changes in the world’s population in the future.