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It was six in the evening on a Friday afternoon when detective Tim Clarkson (want to) ___________________ leave his office. Outside, it (rain) ______________ and the detective was happy that the weekend (be) _________ finally here. His sister from New York (call) _____ _____________ him the day before, and she (want to) _________________ visit him. The detective (just close) _____________________ the door, when the telephone (ring) _____________. “Who can that be?” the detective (think) ________________ as he (walk) _____________ over to the phone. He (pick up) ______________ and (say) _____________ : “Hello, this is detective Tim Clarkson, who (be) ________ there?” On the other side of the line, a deep voice (answer) _________________: “You (be) _______ in danger! They (want) ___________ to kill you! Tomorrow, you (be) ___________________ dead.” Then, the caller (hang up) ______________ the phone.


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Detective Clarkson (shake) _______________ his head. “What a strange caller,” he (say) ____________, and he (go) ____________ to the door and (leave) ___________ the office.
When the inspector (come) _______________ to his car, he (see) _________ that something (change) ______ ___________. Someone (put) _______ _________ a green letter on the front window of the car. The detective (take) ______________ the letter and (open) ______________ it. Then, suddenly, he (hear) ___________ a noise behind him. He (turn) ______________ around, and (see) __________ a man who (run) ____________________ away quickly. “I (must/follow) _________ ___________________ him,” the detective (say) _____________ and (start) __________(run) __________ after the man.



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