Our Lady of the City – Past Continuous Tense

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Teacher’s Note – Insert Past Continuous Tense sentences from the boxes in the story:

There was a city. It was a big city. It was the capital city. It was the capital of the country. It was very big and it was very beautiful. It was beautiful but it was also ugly. It was beautiful and ugly at the same time.

A lot of people were living there.

A lot of people were living in it.

There was a young woman. She was in the city. She was very young. She was far from home. She was in the city and she was very far from home. She was not from the city. She was from somewhere else. She was from another place. She was from the countryside. She was from a farm. She was in the big city but she was from the country. She was alone. She was all alone. She was all alone and she was very far from home. She was all alone and she was very far from home and she was lonely.

She was living in the city.
She was staying in the city.
She was staying with her grandmother.
She was feeling lonely.
She was experiencing loneliness.

She lived in the city. She stayed there with her grandmother. She came originally from a village in the countryside. She came originally from a village in the countryside but she lived in the city. She lived in the city with her grandmother. Her grandmother was very poor.

She was staying with her grandmother.
She was living with her grandmother.
She was visiting her grandmother.
She was experiencing poverty.

NOT “she was coming from a village”

The young woman did not have a job. She did not have a job. She wanted a job but she did not have a job. She looked for a job. She looked everywhere. She looked everywhere for a job. She looked everywhere for a job but she could not find one. She was unemployed. She was jobless.

She was not working.
She was looking for a job.
She was not having much luck.
She was not having much success.

She did not have a job and she did not have a family. She was an orphan. She only had her grandmother. She had her. That was good. She had her. She had her although she was old and sick and very poor. She was old and sick and very poor. That was bad.

She had her grandmother. That was good. That was good but that was all. She did not have anybody else.

NOT “She was having her grandmother.”

The young woman did not have a house. She did not have an apartment. She did not have a place to live. She did not have any friends. She only had her grandmother. She stayed with her grandmother. She did not have a place to live except her grandmother’s room. She stayed with her grandmother in one room. They lived in the same room. It was a very small room.

She was staying with her grandmother.
They were staying in a small room.
They were living in a very small room.

The grandmother was very poor. She was very poor and she was ill. She was very ill. She as very ill and she wanted medicine. She wanted medicine. She needed medicine. She did not have money. She did not have any money. She needed money to buy medicine. She needed money to buy medicine but she did not have any money. She did not have any.

She was wanting to buy medicine. (In Ireland)

Actually she had a little. She had a little. She had a little but it was not enough. She had a little money but it was not enough. She had a little money but it was not enough to buy medicine. She did not have enough money to buy medicine. She did not have enough money to buy food. She did not have enough. She had to do without.

She was experiencing poverty.

The young woman wanted to help her grandmother. She wanted to help her grandmother. She wanted to help her. She wanted to help her but she could not. She wanted to find a job. She wanted to find a job to get some money. She wanted to find a job to get some money to help. She wanted to find a job to get some money to help her grandmother. She wanted to find a job to get some money to help her grandmother but she could not. She could not do it. She could not find a job. She could not find one. This made her sad. It made her sad. She was sad. She was very sad.

She was looking for a job.
She was feeling sad.
She was not having much luck.
She was not having much success.

The grandmother was very old. She was very old and she was very poor. She was sick. She was sick and she could not afford medicine. She wanted to buy medicine but she did not have enough money.

She was living in poverty.
She was living without many things.

The young woman was sad. She went out into the street. She walked along the street. She felt sad. She felt very sad. She started to cry. She started to cry in the street. She cried in the street. She stood in the street and cried. She stood there and she cried. She cried and cried. She cried and cried and cried and cried.

She was walking in the street.
She was crying in the street.
She was crying as she was walking.
She was walking along.
She was walking along crying.

She was standing there and she was crying.
She was standing there crying.

She cried tears of pity. She cried tears of prayer. She cried tears of worry. She cried tears of desperation.

She was crying.

Nobody heard her. Nobody stopped. Many people saw her. Many people looked at her. Nobody stopped. Many people saw her and looked at her but nobody stopped. Everybody was busy. All of the people were busy. They were busy. They were too busy.

Nobody was listening.

Many people were watching.
Many people were looking.

In the centre of the city there was a river. In the river there was an island. The woman walked to the river.

She walked, weeping, through the streets.
She walked weeping through the streets to the river.

While she was walking, she wept.
She wept while she was walking.

She walked while she was weeping.
She wept while she was walking.

There was an island in the river. There was a bridge to the island. It was the island of the city. It was very famous. Many rich people lived there. The woman crossed the bridge.

Many rich people were living there.

She crossed the bridge. She crossed the bridge to the island. She crossed the bridge to the island of the city.

There was a large square on the island in the river in the middle of the city.

The woman walked to the square.
She walked to the square on the island.
She walked to the square on the island in the river.
She walked to the square on the island in the river in the middle of the city.

She crossed the bridge to the Island of the City and she walked to the square on the island in the river in the middle of the city.

There was a church in the square. The woman stood in the square. She looked at the church. She went inside. She looked at the church and then she went inside. She went up to the alter. She knelt down. She knelt down and prayed. She prayed to god.

She was standing in the square.
She was looking at the church.
She was standing in the square and she was looking at the church.

While she was standing there, she looked up at the belltower.
She looked up at the belltower while she was standing there.

A priest saw her. He saw her. He admired her. He saw her and he watched her. He saw her and he watched her and he admired her. She was very beautiful.

He was admiring her.
He was watching her.

The priest desired her. He was corrupt. He was a corrupt priest. He desired her and he watched her. He watched her for a long time. The desire burned. The desire burned like a fire. The desire burned like the flames of a fire. The flames of the fire flickered. The flames flickered and quivered. The priest quivered. The priest quivered with desire. He quivered with desire. His desire burned like a fire.

He was watching her.
The desire was burning.
The fire was burning.
The flames were burning.
The flames were flickering.
The flames were quivering.
The priest was quivering.
The priest was quivering with desire.
His desire was burning like a fire.

The priest spoke to the woman. She listened. He asked her about her life. She told him about her grandmother. He gave her money. She returned to her grandmother’s room. Her grandmother was in bed. He body was cold. She was dead. The grandmother was dead. It was too late.

He was speaking to her.
She was listening.

While he was speaking to her, somebody was moving around behind the alter.
Somebody was moving around behind the alter while he was speaking to her.

The young woman was very sad. She was grief-stricken. She was alone. She cried and cried and cried. She cried with desperation. She cried with misery. She went out into the street. She saw the landlord. He locked the door. A man took her grandmother’s body to the morgue.

She was crying.
She was crying with desperation.
She was crying with desperation when they took the body away.
She was crying with desperation when they took her grandmother’s body away.

The tears were flowing.
The water was flowing.

The young woman walked in the street. She walked in the street. She walked through the street. She walked through the streets and she wept. She wept a river of tears. Her tears flowed. They flowed and flowed and flowed and flowed.

She was walking in the street.
She was walking in the street and she was weeping.

The young woman was alone. She was alone. She was completely alone. She was completely and utterly alone. She was totally alone. She was totally alone in the world. She was alone and she was homeless.

Actually she had a little money. She had a little money. She was homeless but she had a little money. She had a little money from the priest. She went to the bakery. She bought some bread.

The bread was fresh. It was hot. It was very good. The young woman ate it. She ate the bread. She ate the bread and she enjoyed it. She ate the bread and she enjoyed it although she was very sad.

She ate as she walked.
She walked while eating.
She ate while walking.

She ate while she was walking along.

The woman bought a bottle of milk. It was sweet. She drank it. She drank it and enjoyed it. It tasted good.

She drank while she was walking along.

Bread tastes good.
Milk tastes good.
They taste good.

The woman walked to the river. She went to the bridge. She walked on to the bridge. She walked on to the bridge but she did not cross it. She stood in the middle of the bridge. She stood in the middle of the bridge and she looked at the water.

While she was crossing the bridge she stopped in the middle.
When she was crossing the bridge she stopped in the middle.

While she was walking over the bridge, she paused.

The water flowed.

The water was flowing.

The water flowed past her.

The water was flowing past her.

The water flowed on past her.

The water was flowing on past her.

Life flowed on.

Life was flowing on.

Life flowed on past.

Life was flowing on past.

Life flowed on past her.

Life was flowing on past her.

The young woman wept.

When she was weeping, her tears fell into the river.

Her tears dropped into the river. She prayed. She prayed silently.

While she was weeping, she prayed.
While she was standing there, she prayed.

Suddenly the woman felt guilty. She felt guilty. She was late. She was too late. Her grandmother was dead. The medicine did not save her. There was not enough time. The priest gave her the money but she was too slow. She was not fast enough. Now she had money. She had money for bread and milk. She had money for bread and milk but her grandmother was dead. She was gone. She was dead. She was not here anymore. She was not here.

The young woman went to the church. She saw the priest. She spoke to him.

While she was speaking to him, he touched her.

He touched her. He touched her hand.

While she was speaking to him, he touched her hand.

He gave her money. He gave her more money. He desired her. He wanted her. He wanted her love. He offered her money. He offered her money for love.

When he was talking to her, he made an offer.
When he was talking to her me made an offer of money.
When he was talking to her, he made her an offer of money.

She refused. She refused him. The woman ran out of the church. She ran into the street.

The priest was angry. He was angry. He was very angry. He called his servant.

While she was running away, he called his servant.

He was angry and he called his servant. His servant was an ugly monster.

The monster was living in the belltower.
He was living there.

The ugly monster was fat. His teeth were crooked. His skin was blotched. His breath was bad. His eyes were bloodshot. His hair was greasy. He had blotched skin, crooked teeth, bad breath, bloodshot eyes, greasy hair and he was fat but he had a kind heart. He had a kind heart and a good sense of humour. He was a beautiful compassionate human being.

The beautiful compassionate ugly monster was the servant of the corrupt priest. He was his servant. He was his general handyman. He did everything. He did everything for the priest. He did everything and anything for the priest. He did anything and everything for the priest.

The priest said “Chase her!”
He said: “Catch her.”
He said: “Lock her up.”
He said: “Lock her up in the belltower.”

The monster said “Why?”

The priest said “She is in danger.”

The monster obeyed him.
The monster always obeyed him.

The monster believed him.
The monster always believed him.

The priest was the monster’s master. The monster did everything for the priest. The monster followed the woman. The monster followed her.

The woman was in the street. The woman was in the street near the square.

She ran out of the church.
She ran out of the church into the square.
She ran out of the church into the square then she ran across the square.
She ran across the square.
She ran across the square and into the streets.

When she was running out of the church, she dropped her ring.
When she was running out of the church, she saw someone in the shadows.

While she was running across the square she started to cry.
While she was running across the square, she began to cry.

While she was running across the square she stopped crying.

While she was running across the square, she began to scream.

She ran across the square and into the streets of the Island. She followed one street. She followed one street until she came to the bridge.

While she was running across the square, she heard something.
While she was running across the square, she saw someone.

There was a small shrine beside the bridge. It was a roadside shrine. It was a shrine to our Lady of the City.

Our lady of the city is an angel. She protects the city.

There was a statue inside the shrine. It was a statue of a woman.

A statue was standing inside the shrine.
There was a statue standing inside the shrine.

The young woman looked at the statue of the woman. She looked at the statue of the angel.

While she was passing the statue, she looked at it.
While she was passing the statue, she stopped and looked at it.

While she was passing the statue she glanced at it.
While she was passing the shrine she glanced at it.

She felt something.
She felt something stirring.
She felt something in her heart.

She felt something. She felt it. She really felt it.

While she was standing there, she felt something.
She felt something while she was standing there.

Then she saw the monster. She saw the monster and she was afraid.

The monster followed her. He listened to the priest. He obeyed the priest. He obeyed the corrupt priest. He followed the woman. He chased her.

The woman saw the monster. She was afraid. He tried to talk. The monster tried to talk. She did not listen. The woman did not listen. She ran away. She ran away from him. She ran away from the monster.

She saw the monster and she ran away from him.
She saw the monster but she ran away from him.
She saw the monster and the monster tried to talk to her but she ran away from him.
The monster tried to talk to her but she ran away from him.

She ran away while he was trying to talk.
She ran away when he was trying to talk.

She ran into a tavern. It was noisy. It was very noisy.

While she was running into the tavern she lost her shoe.

It was crowded. It was very crowded. There were lots of people. There were lots and lots of people. There were lots of them. There were lots of people and there were lots of soldiers. There were soldiers and there were dancing girls and there were popcorn sellers and there were noodle stands and there were hamburger stands and there were jugs of beer and wine. Everybody was drunk.

People were drinking.
People were eating.
People were dancing.
People were having fun.

They were eating.
They were dancing.
They were eating noodles.
They were eating hamburgers.
They were drinking beer.

The monster did not go inside. He stayed outside. He stood outside. He stood outside and waited. He waited for the young woman.

While he was standing outside, he covered his head.
While he was standing outside he covered his head with a hood.

The young woman was inside the tavern. She saw a handsome soldier. The young girl saw a soldier. She saw a handsome soldier. He bought a drink. He bought her a drink. He bought a drink for himself. He bought a drink for her. He bought a drink for her and also another one for himself.

When she was looking around she saw a handsome soldier.
While she was looking around the room, her eyes came upon a handsome soldier.

There were some musicians in the tavern. There were some musicians. There were three of them. There were three musicians. They started to play. They played slowly. They played slowly at first. They played slowly at first but then they played faster. They played faster. They played faster and faster. They played faster and faster and faster.

They were playing slowly at first but then they started to play faster.

They were playing fast then they started to play even faster.
They were playing really fast for a while then they slowed down.

While he was dancing with her, he kissed her.
While he was dancing with her, he tried to kiss her.

While they were dancing, people threw coins.
People threw coins while they were dancing.

The soldier took the woman by the hand. The woman looked at him. She put down her drink. She put it on the table. She put it on the table then she stepped away from the table. She stepped away from the table and into the middle of the room. She stepped into the middle of the room.

When she was standing in the middle of the room, he followed her.

She stepped into the middle of the room and she began to dance. She began to dance. She began to dance with the soldier. She took his hands. He took her hands. He spun her around. She spun him around. He spun her around and around and around. She spun him around and around and around.

The young woman could dance. She was a good dancer. She was a really good dancer.

While they were dancing everybody looked at them.
While they were dancing she felt like she was a queen.
While they were dancing, she was the queen.
While they were dancing she was the dancing queen.

The soldier was a good dancer too. He could also dance. He could also dance quite well. He was a good dancer. The soldier and the woman danced well. They danced well together. They suited each other. They matched each other. They were good dancers.

While they were dancing, everybody was watching them.
When they were dancing, everybody was looking at them.
Everybody was throwing coins at them.
Everybody was clapping their hands.
Everybody was admiring them.

Everybody watched. Everybody watched them. Everybody watched the soldier and the woman.
Everybody watched the soldier and the woman dance.
Everybody watched the soldier and the woman dancing.
Everybody watched them dancing.
They watched them dancing.

Everybody was watching them.
Everybody was watching the soldier and the woman.
Everybody was watching the solider and the woman dance.
Everybody was watching the soldier and the woman dancing.
Everybody was watching them dancing.
They were watching them dancing.

The people liked the dancing. The crowd liked the dancing. They liked it. Some people threw coins. They threw money. They threw coins at the soldier and the woman.

NOT “They were liking”

They threw coins at them.
They threw coins at them as they danced.
They threw coins at them as they danced around and around.

The three musicians played fasted. The musicians played faster. They played faster and faster. They played faster and faster and faster.

They were playing faster and faster.

The soldier and the woman danced faster.

They were dancing faster.
While they were dancing faster, the crowd was getting more excited.

The musicians played faster.

They were playing faster.
While they were playing they smiled.
While they were playing, they were earning money.
While they were earning money, they were getting ahead.

The soldier and the woman danced faster and the musicians played faster.
The soldier and the woman whirled around. They spun around. They spun around and around.

They were spinning around.
They were whirling around.

While they were spinning around, they were getting dizzy.
While they were spinning around, they were not able to see what they were doing.

The people threw coins. The coins fell on the floor. The coins spun through the air. The coins spun through the air and fell on the floor. The coins spun through the air and then fell on the floor and spun around and around and around on the floor. They spun around on the floor. They spun around and around and around and around.

While they were watching the people were throwing coins.
The people were throwing coins while they were watching.
The people were throwing coins while the soldier and the woman were dancing.
They were throwing coins while they were dancing.
They threw coins while they were dancing.

The coins were spinning around on the floor and nobody was picking them up.
The coins were spinning around on the floor but nobody was picking them up.

The money was falling on the floor and nobody was paying any attention.
The coins were spinning on the air and people were dancing around them.

The soldier and the woman danced. They spun around. They whirled around. The coins spun around. They whirled around. They danced around.
The people spun around. They whirled around. They danced around. Everybody danced. Everybody spun. Everybody whirled. Everybody was happy.

Everybody was spinning around.
Everybody was whirling around.

Outside the monster stood in the street.

He was standing in the street.

He was not happy. He did not dance. He did not laugh.

While he was standing in the street, he was not laughing.

He did not have any friends. He stayed at the church. He stayed at the church with the priest. He stayed at the church with the priest and he rang the bells. He rang the bells. He rang the bells for the church. He was the bell ringer. He was the church bell ringer.

He was the church bell ringer at the church of our lady on the island.
He was the church bell ringer at the church of our lady of the city on the island.
He was the church bell ringer at the church of our lady of the city on the island in the middle of the river.
He was the church bell ringer at the church of our lady of the city on the island in the middle of the river in the middle of the city.

He rang the bells there. He rang them every day.

While the people were laughing and dancing and drinking, it grew late.
While they were laughing and having fun, the woman suddenly left.

While the soldier was not looking, the woman left.

The woman left the tavern. She walked through the street. She walked away from the tavern. She saw the monster. She ran away. He followed her. He chased her.

He chased her to the river.
He chased her past the shrine.
He chased her past the shrine of our lady of the city.
He chased her past the shrine of our lady of the city to the river.
He chased her to the river.

He howled. He howled as he chased her.

As he was chasing her, he was howling.

He could not speak clearly.

He was trying to speak clearly.

He had a terrible speech impediment. He had barely intelligible pronunciation. Nobody could understand him. He tried to speak.

He was trying to speak.

He tried to speak but he could not.

He was trying to speak but he could not.

He could howl but he could not speak.

He was trying to speak but he could only howl.

He howled. He howled and howled. He howled and howled and howled and howled.

He was trying to speak but he couldn’t.
He was trying to speak but he could only howl.

He howled as he ran to the river.
As he ran to the river, he howled.
He ran howling to the river.

As he was running to the river he was howling.
He was howling as he was running to the river.

He found her by the river.
He found her by the river near the shrine.
He found her by the river near the shrine to our lady.
He found her by the river near the shrine to our lady of the city.

She was standing by the shrine when he found her.
She was standing by the shrine to our lady when he found her.
She was standing by the shrine to our lady of the city when he came up on her.

She was praying when he came on her.
She was praying to our lady when he came upon her.
She was praying to our lady of the city when he came upon her.

She tried to run.
She tried to run but he grabbed her.
He grabbed her. He took her to the church. He grabbed her and he took her to the church. The soldier saw him.

While he was taking her to the church, the soldier saw them.
While he was dragging her to the church, the soldier saw them.

The soldier took out his weapon.

While he was following them, the soldier took out his weapon.

He followed the monster. He called out. He called out to stop. He called out to the monster to stop.

He was holding his weapon in his hand when he called out.
He was not holding his weapon in his hand when he called out.

He called out to the monster to stop but the monster did not stop. He did not stop. The monster did not stop.

The soldier attacked. The soldier attacked the monster. He struck the monster. He struck the monster with his weapon.

The monster was not looking when he struck him.

The monster was looking the other way when he struck him.

He struck him with his weapon. He struck him with it. He dealt him a blow. He dealt him a blow with his weapon.

The monster deflected it. He deflected it. He deflected the weapon. He deflected the blow of the weapon. He deflected its blow. He deflected the blow.

The monster was holding the woman when the soldier struck him.

He was holding her when he struck him.

The monster stepped back. He stepped back. He released the woman. The monster released the woman. The woman ran to the soldier. He grabbed her. He clutched her. He held her to his breast. She clutched him. She hung on to him.

While she was hanging on to him, he was hanging on to her.

He hung on to her.

He was hanging on to her.

She hung on to him and he hung on to her.

She was hanging on to him and he was hanging on to her.

She hung on to him and he hung on to her and he did not let go and she did not let go.

She was hanging on to him and he was hanging on to her and he was not letting go and she was not letting go.

He hung on to her and she hung on to him and they did not let go.

They were not letting go. (future in the past)

They did not let go. They held on. They held on tight. They held on for dear life.

While they were holding on to each other, the monster took another step back.
When they were holding on to each other, the monster took another step back.

The monster took another step. He took another step back. The soldier looked at him. He glared at him. He raised his hand. His weapon was in his hand.

He was holding his weapon when he raised his hand.

He raised his hand with his weapon in it. The monster took another step back. Then he took another one and another one. He did not approach. He did not attack. He retreated. He retreated into the night.

The soldier rescued the woman. He rescued the woman. He rescued her. He took her away. He took her away to his room. He took her away to his room in a hotel.

The room was on the ground floor. There was a window. There was a window in the room. The window looked out on the street. It looked out onto the street.

The soldier was living on the ground floor.
He was staying on the ground floor.

The soldier took the woman to his room. He lay her on his bed. The woman lay on the bed.

She was laying on the bed.

She looked out the window.

She was looking out the window.

She saw the face of the priest. She saw the face of the evil priest. She saw the face of the corrupt priest.

While she was laying on the bed, she looked out the window.

While she was looking out the window, the woman saw the priest.
While she was looking out the window, the woman saw the face of the priest.
While she was looking out the window she saw the face of the priest.

He was scowling.
He was grinning.
He was wearing an evil grin.
He was wearing a black robe.

While the monster was following the woman, the priest was waiting in the church.
He was waiting in the church.
He was waiting there.

The monster went to the church. He found the priest. He told him everything.

While the monster was explaining, the priest listened carefully.

When the monster was talking, the priest urged him to talk slowly.

When the monster was talking, it was difficult to understand him.
When the monster was talking, it sounded like he was howling.

The priest went to the tavern. Then he went to the hotel. He went to the tavern and then he went to the hotel. The evil priest went to the tavern and then he went to the hotel. He looked in the window. He looked in the window of the soldier’s room. He looked in the window of the soldier’s room and he saw the woman.

When he was looking in the window, he saw the woman.

She was lying on the bed.
The woman was lying on the bed.
She was resting.
She was resting from her ordeal.
She was recovering.
She was recovering from her ordeal.

He looked in the window of the soldier’s room and he saw the woman on the bed. He saw the soldier and the woman. He was jealous. He was angry. He was frustrated. He quivered with desire. He quivered with frustration. He quivered with anger.

He was quivering with anger when he was looking at them.
He was quivering with anger while he was looking at them.
He was quivering and sweating.
He was quivering and sweating and swearing under his breath.

The priest murdered the soldier.
The evil priest murdered the poor soldier.
The corrupt priest killed the poor soldier.
He killed him.
He killed him with a knife.
He killed the soldier with a knife then he grabbed the woman. He grabbed the woman and he dragged her outside.

She was holding a knife.
She was not holding a knife.

He accused her of murder.
He accused her of the murder.
He accused her of the murder of the soldier.
He accused her of the murder of the soldier and he called the police. He called the police.

The soldier was bleeding to death.

He was holding her when the police arrived.

He murdered the soldier then he called the police.
He accused the woman of the murder of the soldier.
The police arrested the woman. They arrested her. They arrested her and they took her away. They took her away to the station.
They took her to the police station.

The soldier was dead. His body was cold. His limbs were stiff. He was dead. He was a captain. He was important. he was important and he was popular. He was important and he was popular because he was a good man. He was a very good man. Everybody loved him. He was very popular. He was very popular but now he was dead.

The people loved him. They were sad. They talked about it and they were sad. They were sad and they were angry. They were sad and they were angry and they talked about it.

They were talking about it.
They were talking about it after the arrest.
They were talking about it after the arrest and they were angry.

They talked and they cried and they shouted. The priest said “She killed him for money”.

The people were angry. The people went to the police station. They grabbed the woman. They took her to the hanging post. They tied her up. They put a rope around her neck. They strung her up. They tied one end of the rope to her neck and the other end of the rope to the post. Then somebody began to pull her up the post by the neck.

They were going to hang her.

The monster loved the woman. He swung down on a rope. He grabbed her. He rescued her. He saved her. He took her to the church. He took her to the belltower. He took her to the roof of the belltower. He locked the door. Nobody could come in.

The police could not come in.
The soldiers could not come in.
The police and soldiers could not come in.

The police were waiting outside.
The soldiers were waiting outside.
They were waiting outside.
Everybody was waiting outside.
Everybody was waiting outside the church.

The woman was safe. The woman was safe with the monster. The woman was safe in the belltower with the monster.

The church had a special power. It had a special power. The church had a special jurisdiction. The church was a sanctuary. The soldiers could not enter the church. The police could not enter the church. The woman and the monster were safe in the belltower. The woman and the monster were safe in the belltower of the church of our lady.

The woman had a scar on her neck. The woman had a scar on her neck from the rope. The monster took care of her.

While she was resting, he cooked.
While she was resting, he cooked some food for her.

There were pigeons living on the roof.
The pigeons were living on the roof.

The monster caught pigeons on the roof and cooked them. He had an immense supply of bread in the room. There was rainwater in tanks on the roof. The priest knocked on the door but the monster refused to open it.

The woman was scared. In fact she was terrified. She began to cry. The monster opened a bottle of red wine.

While he was opening it, she watched him.

There were bottles of red wine in the belltower. He gave the woman a glass of wine. She drank it.

While she was drinking, he watched her.

It was very good. She felt drunk. She felt happy. She started to laugh. She stopped crying and she started to laugh. She laughed and laughed. She laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed.

While she was laughing, somebody was listening.
The priest was listening.

The priest was outside.

He was standing outside.
He was standing outside listening.

He heard laughing.

They were laughing.
They were laughing inside.

While they were laughing, he was crying.
While they were laughing, he was weeping in frustration.

He banged on the door.

While they were laughing, he banged on the door.

He shouted.

While they were laughing, he was shouting.

He threatened.

He was threatening.

He cried.

He was crying.

He begged.

He was begging.

He was standing outside.
He was standing outside and he was listening.
He was standing outside and he was listening and he was banging on the door.

He was standing outside and he was listening and he was banging on the door, but the monster did not open it.

The monster did not listen. He did not open the door. The woman fell asleep. The monster made a fire. He cooked a pigeon. He made a fire and he cooked a pigeon. It tasted good. It tasted like chicken.

While the woman was sleeping, the monster made a fire.
While the woman was sleeping, the monster made some food.
While the woman was sleeping, the monster cooked a pigeon.

The woman woke up. She was hungry. She ate the pigeon meat. It was delicious. The monster was a good cook. The woman drank some water. The priest banged on the door. The monster did not open the door. The woman did not open the door. The soldiers did not come. The police did not come. The monster and the woman were safe.

They were safe in the belltower.
They were safe in the belltower in the church.
They were safe in the belltower in the church in the square.
They were safe in the belltower in the church in the square on the island.
They were safe in the belltower in the church in the square on the island in the river.
They were safe in the belltower in the church in the square on the island in the river in the middle of the city.

They were hiding in the belltower.
They were staying in the belltower.
They were living in the belltower.
They were taking refuge in the belltower.

The next day the sun shone in the window.

It shone in the window.

It shone in the window while they were sleeping.

It shone in the window and lit up the room.

It shone in the window and lit up the room, while they were sleeping.

It shone in the window and lit up the room and woke the woman.
It shone in the window and lit up the room and woke the woman up.
It shone in the window and lit up the room and woke the woman and the monster.
It shone in the window and lit up the room and woke the woman and the monster up.

While the monster was sleeping, the woman studied his face.
While the monster was sleeping, the woman looked at him.
While the monster was sleeping, the woman looked at his face.

The monster made some tea.

While he was making tea, she watched him.

He gave the woman some bread. He took her outside. He took her outside to the roof.

While they were standing on the roof, he showed her things.

He showed her the city. He showed her the city below. He pointed things out. He pointed out buildings.

While they were standing there, he pointed out buildings and landmarks.

He pointed out buildings and landmarks. He pointed out buildings and landmarks and the river.

The monster was a poet. He could not speak but he could write. He could write poetry. He wrote poetry. He had an ugly body but he had a beautiful soul. The woman fell in love with him. Every day the monster rang the bells. The priest did not come. The soldiers did not come. The police did not come. Nobody came. The woman and the monster lived in the belltower. The monster rang the bells.

While they were living in the belltower, the monster rang the bells and the woman sewed.
While she was living there, the woman prayed.
While she was living there the woman wrote poetry.
While she was living there the woman drew portraits of the monster.
While she was living there the woman did yoga.
While she was living there the woman spent her time in meditation and prayer.

While she was staying there she fell in love with him.

The monster made meals for the priest. He locked the door of the belltower and went to the kitchen and made meals for the priest.

When he was making meals for the priest, he locked the door of the belltower.

He made meals for the priest. He made meals for the priest and he rang the bells but he did not open the door to the belltower. He did not give up the woman. He kept her in the belltower. She was safe in the belltower. The woman slept in the belltower. She slept in the belltower and the monster prepared her meals.

The woman slept in the belltower while the monster was preparing the meals.

She never left. She never went outside. She could not go outside.

One day the woman woke up. She woke up and looked out the window. She looked out the window and she looked down. She looked down at the square. She looked down at the square below. She looked down at the square below and she looked at the hanging post. She remembered the soldier.

While she was looking down she remembered the soldier.

She remembered the crowd. She remembered the hanging post. She still had a scar on her neck. She remembered the rescue. She remembered the priest and the monster. Now the monster was her whole her life. She saw only him. She never saw anybody else. She saw only him. She stayed in the belltower of the church with the monster and she saw only him and she prayed to our lady of the city.

The woman lived in the belltower for her whole life with the monster. Some people say she is not dead. Some people say “She is still there in the belltower with the poetic monster.” Some say: “She was really our lady of the city.” At night sometimes people see her in the streets near the river or near the church. She is our lady of the city. People say that. She is our Lady of the City. She brings good luck. She is our lady of the city.

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