Our Lady of the City – Past Perfect Tense

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Choose Past Perfect Tense Sentences from the boxes and insert them in the story:

There was a city. It was a big city. It was the capital city.

It had been the capital for hundreds of years.
It had not been the capital for very long.

It had not always been the capital.
It had always been the capital.

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 had been living there for a long time.

A lot of people had been living in it for a long time.

There was a young woman. She was in the city. She was very young.

She had been there for some time.

She was far from home.

She had not been away from home before.

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 had grown up on a farm.
She had lived with her parents.
She had always lived with her parents.
She had always lived on the farm.

She was in the big city but she was from the country.

She had not been in the city very long.

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 had been living in the city for a short time.
She had been staying in the city for a while.
She had been staying with her grandmother since she had arrived.
She had been feeling lonely since she had left home.

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.

Phrases of Purpose

She had come to find work.
She had come to get a job.
She had come to earn some money.
She had come because she had nowhere else to go.

The young woman did not have a job. She did not have a job.

She had worked on the farm all her life.
She had never been to the city before.

She wanted a job but she did not have a job.

She had been looking for a job.
She had been looking everywhere.
She had been looking everywhere but she had not been able to find one.

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 had been unemployed since she arrived.

She had not been working.
She had been looking for a job.
She had not been having much luck.
She had not been 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.

The young woman did not have a house.

She had never had one.
She had never had her own house.

She did not have an apartment.

She had never had her own apartment.
She had never stayed in an apartment.

She did not have a place to live. She did not have any friends.

She had never had many friends.
She had always been a loner.

She had always had a lot of friends.

She only had her grandmother. She stayed with her grandmother.

She had always been close to her grandmother.
She had always loved her grandmother very much.
She had always been her grandmother’s favorite.

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 had been staying with her grandmother.
They had been staying in a small room.
They had been living in a very small room.

The grandmother was very poor. She was very poor and she was ill. She was very ill.

She had been ill for a long time.

She as very ill and she wanted medicine. She wanted medicine. She needed medicine. She did not have money.

She had never had any money.
She had not had any money for a long time.

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.

Actually she had a little. She had a little.

She had put a little aside
She had saved a little up.

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.

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 had been looking for a job for a long time.

She wanted to find a job to get some money.

She had wanted to to do that since she arrived.
She had wanted to do that since she had arrived.

That had been her original plan.

It had been her original plan.

She wanted to find a job to get some money to help.

She had 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 had 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 had wanted to find a job to get some money to help her grandmother but she had not been able to.

She could not do it.

She had not been able to do it.
She had not managed to do it.
She had not managed to pull it off.

She could not find a job. She could not find one.

She had not been able to find one.

This made her sad.

This had made her sad.

It made her sad.

It had made her sad.

She was sad. She was very sad.

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

The grandmother was very old. She was very old and she was very poor. She was sick.

She had been sick for a long time.

She had not been sick for very long.

She was sick and she could not afford medicine. She wanted to buy medicine but she did not have enough money.

She had never had enough.
She had never had money.

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 had walked along the same street many times.

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

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.

Many people had looked at her but nobody had stopped.

In the centre of the city there was a river.

It had been there for hundreds of thousands of years.
It had been there longer than the city.

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.

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.

The bridge had been there a long time.
The woman had crossed it before.

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 had been there before.
She had not been there before.

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.

She had been there before.

She had never been inside it.

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.

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

A priest saw her.

He had seen 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 had been admiring her.
He had been watching her.
He had seen her when she arrived.
He had been admiring her since she arrived.

The priest desired her.

He had desired her from the moment he saw her.

He was corrupt.

He had been corrupted.
He had become corrupt.
He had not always been corrupt.
He had once been a righteous man.
He had once been a good man.

He was a corrupt priest.

He had not always been a corrupt priest.
He had once been a pious priest but something had happened.
He had lost his faith.
He had lost his faith in god.
He had lost his sense of purpose.

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.

The priest spoke to the woman. She listened. He asked her about her life. She told him about her grandmother. He gave her money.

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

He had spoke to her then she had left.
The priest had spoken to her then she had left but he stayed at the church.
He had given her money then she had left.

She returned to her grandmother’s room.

She had returned to her grandmother’s room, while the priest remained at the church.

Her grandmother was in bed.

She had been in bed.
She had been in bed when the girl arrived.
She was in bed when the girl arrived.

Her body was cold.

It had been cold.
It had been cold when she arrived.
it was cold when she arrived.

She was dead. The grandmother was dead. It was too late.

It had been too late.

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.

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.

The young woman was alone.

A man had taken her grandmother’s body to the morgue so she left.

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.

She had never felt so alone before.
She had never been so alone before.

Actually she had a little money. She had a little money.

She had saved a little.
She had kept a little aside.

She was homeless but she had a little money. She had a little money from the priest.

He had given it to her.
She had spoken to him and he had given it to her.

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.

Her grandmother had enjoyed hot bread.
She had liked it too.

Her grandmother had died.

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

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

Her grandmother had been a milk drinker.
Her grandmother had liked milk.
Her grandmother had drunk a lot of milk.

He grandmother had been lactose intolerant.

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 had crossed the bridge before but she did not cross it this time.

She stood in the middle of the bridge. She stood in the middle of the bridge and she looked at the water.

She had never stood in the middle of the bridge before.
She had always walked straight over it.
She had always gone straight on.
She had always gone straight on without pausing.

She had never felt felt like this before.

The water flowed.

She had never really looked at it before.
She had never really listened to the sound of it before.
It was beautiful but she had never really listened to it before.

The water flowed past her.

The river had flowed since time began.

The water flowed on past her.

Life flowed on.

Life had always been difficult.
Life had always been precious.

Life flowed on past.

Life had always flowed on past.

Life flowed on past her.

Life had always flowed on past her.

The young woman wept.

She had always felt better when she cried.

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

She had always prayed when she felt sad.

Suddenly the woman felt guilty. She felt guilty. She was late. She was too late.

She had been too late.

Her grandmother was dead.

She had died.
She had passed on.
She had passed away.
She had passed over.

The medicine did not save her.

The medicine had not saved her.
It had not saved her.
It had been of no use.
It had been of no use whatsoever.
It had been useless.
It had been a waste of money.

There was not enough time.

There had not been enough time.

The priest gave her the money but she was too slow.

The priest had given her money but she had been too slow.
She had not hurried.
She had not run all the way.
She had not been quick enough.
She had not saved her grandmother.
She had not helped her.
She had let her die.
She had let her die alone.

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 had already died.

She was gone.

She had 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.

He touched her. He touched her hand.

He had not touched her before.

He gave her money.

He had given her money before.

He gave her more money. He desired her.

He had desired her since the moment he had seen her.

He wanted her.

He had wanted her from the moment he had seen her.

He wanted her love. He offered her money. He offered her money for love.

He had given her money before.
He had offered her money before.

She refused. She refused him.

She had not refused before.
She had not refused him before.

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

The priest was angry. He was angry. He was very angry.

He had been angry and she had run out into the street.

He called his servant.

She had run away so he called his servant.

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

The monster had been living in the belltower.
He had always lived there.
He had grown up there.
He had lived there all his life.
The priest had raised him.
He had brought him up.
He had raised him since he was a child.

The ugly monster was fat.

He had always been fat.

His teeth were crooked.

They had always been crooked.

His skin was blotched.

It had always been 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 always had a kind heart.

He had a kind heart and a good sense of humour.

He had always been good for a laugh.
He had always had a good sense of humour.

He was a beautiful compassionate human being.

He had always been like that.

The beautiful compassionate ugly monster was the servant of the corrupt priest.

He had always been his servant.
He had never known anything else.
He had never known another life.

He was his servant. He was his general handyman. He did everything.

He had always done everything for the priest.
He had always done 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 had always obeyed him.

The monster believed him.
The monster always believed him.

The monster had always believed him.

The priest was the monster’s master.

He had always been his master.

The monster did everything for the priest.

He had always done everything for him.

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.

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

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

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

While she was running across the square she had stopped crying.

While she was running across the square, she had begun to scream.

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 had been placed in the shrine.

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

She had always believed in angels.

As she passed the statue she had looked at it.

As she was passed, the statue she glanced at it.
As she was passing the shrine she had 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 had felt something.
She had 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 had always listened to the priest.

He obeyed the priest.

He had always 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 had run away from him.
She had run away while he was trying to talk.
She had 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 had 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.

They had been drinking all afternoon.

People had started enjoying themselves.
People had started having fun.
People had started letting their hair down.

The monster did not go inside.

He had not gone inside.

He stayed outside. He stood outside. He stood outside and waited. He waited for the young woman.

He had covered his head with a hood so people could not see his face.

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.

She had never tasted a drink like this.
She had never tasted alcohol.

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.

After they had played for a while, they increased the tempo.
After they had played for a while they began to play faster.

The soldier took the woman by the hand. The woman looked at him. She put down her drink.

It had gone to her head.

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.

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 had never danced with a soldier before.

She took his hands.

Nobody had ever taken his hands before.

He took her hands.

Nobody had ever taken her hands before.

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.

She was a good dancer although she had never danced much before.

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.

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.

Soon everybody had noticed them.

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.

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 had increased the tempo of the music.

The soldier and the woman danced faster.

The musicians played faster.

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.

When they had spun around for some time, they became dizzy, but they did not stop dancing.

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.

Some people had thrown coins and the coins were spinning in the air.
Some people had thrown coins and the coins were spinning on the floor.

The money had fallen on the floor but nobody paid any attention top it.

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.

Outside the monster stood in the street.

He had stayed outside.
He had not gone in.
He had not gone inside.

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 had never had any friends.

He stayed at the church.

He had always stayed at the church.
He had always lived there.

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 had always rung them.

He was the bell ringer. He was the church bell ringer.

He had always been the 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.

He had done it all his life.
He had done it since he was a child.

When they had drunk a bit, they began to laugh and dance.
When they had had enough to drink, they began to dance and sing.

When the soldier looked around he noticed that the woman had 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.

He could not speak clearly.

He had a terrible speech impediment.

He had had it since he was a child.

He had barely intelligible pronunciation. Nobody could understand him.

Nobody had ever been able to understand him.

He tried to speak.

He tried to speak but he could not.

He could howl but he could not speak.

He had tried to speak but he could only howl.

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

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

The soldier took out his weapon.

When he had sighted them, the soldier drew his weapon.
When he had sighted 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 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.

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 stepped back. He stepped back.

After the soldier had struck him, the monster stepped back.

He released the woman. The monster released the woman.

After the soldier had struck him, the monster released the woman.

The woman ran to the soldier.

After the monster had released her, the woman ran to the monster.

He grabbed her. He clutched her. He held her to his breast. She clutched him. She hung on to him.

He hung on to her.

She hung on to him and he hung 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.

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

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

After he had released the woman, the monster took another step back.
When he had released the woman, 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 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.

After he had rescued her, he took her to his room in his 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 took the woman to his room. He lay her on his bed. The woman lay on the bed.

She looked 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.

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

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

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.

After he had gone to the tavern, 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.

The soldier had taken the woman to his room after he had rescued her.

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.

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.

After he had killed the soldier, the priest grabbed the woman.
After he had killed the soldier, the priest dragged the woman outside.

He accused her of murder.
He accused her of the murder.
He accused her of the murder of the soldier.

After he had dragged her outside, he accused her of the murder.

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

After he had accused her of the murder, he called the police.

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 had been important.

He was important and he was popular.

He had been important and he had been popular.

He was important and he was popular because he was a good man.

He had been important and he had been popular because he had been a good man.

He was a very good man.

He had been a very good man.

Everybody loved him.

Everybody had loved him.

He was very popular.

He had been very popular.

He was very popular but now he was dead.

He had been very popular but now he was dead.

The people loved him.

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

The priest said she had killed him for money.
The priest said that she had 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.

After they had grabbed her, they took her to the hanging post.

They tied her up. They put a rope around her neck.

After they had 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.

After they had tied the rope to her neck, somebody began to pull her up the post.

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.

After he had rescued her, he took her to the church.

He took her to the belltower.

After he had rescued her, he took her to the belltower.

He took her to the roof of the belltower.

After he had rescued her, he took her to the roof of the belltower.

He locked the door. Nobody could come in.

After he had locked the door, nobody could come in.
After he had locked the door, nobody could get in.

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

After the monster had locked the door, the police could not get in.

After the monster had locked the door, the police were not able to get in.

After the monster had locked the door, the soldiers could not get in.

After the monster had locked the door, the soldiers were not able to get in.

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

After the monster had locked the door, the woman was safe.

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.

Once the monster had entered the church, the police could not get him.
Once the woman had entered the church, the soldiers could not get her.

The woman had a scar on her neck. The woman had a scar on her neck from the rope.

The rope had left a scar on her neck.

The monster took care of her.

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.

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

When he had opened it, he poured it.
When he had poured it, he gave her a glass.

It was very good. She felt drunk.

After she had drunk it, she felt drunk.

She felt happy.

After she had drunk it, she felt happy.

She started to laugh.

After she had drunk it, she started to laugh.

She stopped crying and she started to laugh. She laughed and laughed. She laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed.

The priest was outside.

He heard laughing.

He banged on the door.

He shouted.

He threatened.

He cried.

He begged.

The monster did not listen. He did not open the door. The woman fell asleep. The monster made a fire.

After the woman had fallen asleep, the monster made a fire.

He cooked a pigeon.

After the woman had fallen asleep, the monster cooked a pigeon.

He made a fire and he cooked a pigeon. It tasted good. It tasted like chicken.

The woman woke up. She was hungry. She ate the pigeon meat.

After the woman had woken, she ate.

It was delicious. The monster was a good cook. The woman drank some water.

After the woman had eaten, she 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.

The next day the sun shone in the window.

It shone in the window.

It shone in the window and lit up the room.

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

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

During the night the woman had slept peacefully.
During the night the woman had slept fitfully.
During the night the woman had slept without dreaming.

The monster made some tea.

He had never made tea for a beautiful woman before.

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

He had never taken anybody out to the roof before.
He had never had a friend.

He showed her the city. He showed her the city below.

He had never showed anybody the city before.

He pointed things out. He pointed out buildings.

He had never done anything like this before.

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 wrote poetry but he had never read it.

He wrote poetry but nobody had ever read it.

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.

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 made meals for the priest, the priest could not go into the belltower because the monster had locked the door of the belltower.

He made meals for the priest.

He had always made his meals.

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.

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.

She remembered the crowd.

They had tried to kill her.

She remembered the hanging post.

They had tried to hang her.
They had tied her up.
They had tied her to the post.
They had tied her to the post like an animal.

She still had a scar on her neck. She remembered the rescue.

The monster had rescued her.
The monster had rescued her at the last moment.
He had rescued her at the last minute.
He had rescued her in the nick of time.

She remembered the priest and the monster.

The monster had saved her.
He had saved her.

Now the monster was her whole her life.

He had been her whole life since he had rescued her.

She saw only him.

She had not seen anybody else since the rescue.

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.

She had been there since he had rescued her.
She had stayed in the belltower with him since he had rescued her.

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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