Gap filling, 10

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. There is an example at the beginning (0).

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The Hitchhiker

It was a very wet and windy day and David Williams was (0) soaked to the skin (1)____________ he stood at the side of the road (2)__________ to hitch a lift. (3)_______ far, only four cars had (4)_________ along and each one had gone past (5)__________ stopping . David was beginning to wonder if anyone (6)________ stop for him when a lorry suddenly (7)__________ up and the driver told him to hop on the back as there wasn’t (8)____________ in the cab. David accepted gladly and quickly climbed aboard.

To his (9)________ , in the back was an empty coffin. (10)_________ it was still raining heavily, David decided to climb (11)_________ it for shelter. Standing by the roadside had (12)_________ him feel very tired, so it wasn’t (13) _______ before he had fallen fast asleep.

While he was sleeping, the lorry (14)_________ stopped again to (15)________ up another hitchhiker. Like David, he too climbed on to the back of the lorry. By now, the rain had stopped and the sun had come (16)________ . It began to (17)_______very hot inside the coffin and David suddenly woke up. Without thinking, he lifted the lid (18)________the coffin, saw the stranger sitting there and shouted: ‘Have I (19)_______asleep for long?’

His fellow hitchhiker took one look at David, screamed (20)_____________ fear and jumped (21)__________ the lorry in panic. Needless to say, he has never hitchhiked (22) ________ .

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