Our Lady of the City – Story – Phrasal Verbs and Idioms

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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.

The sun was coming up.

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 out of her element.

She was not from the city. She was from somewhere else.

She came from another place.

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 lived in the city. She stayed there with her grandmother.

She lodged with her grandmother.
She stayed 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.

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

She was without work.

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 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 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.

The grandmother was very poor.

She found it hard to make ends meet.

She was very poor and she was ill.

She was sick with a heart condition.
She suffered from a heart condition.

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.

Actually she had a little.

She had saved a little up.
She had saved up 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 had to make do with very little.
She had to make do with virtually nothing.

The young woman wanted to help her grandmother.

She was devoted to her grandmother.

He grandmother was very fond of her too.

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

She could not find a job. She could not find one. This made her sad.

This brought her down.
It depressed her.

It made her sad. She was sad. She was very sad.

She was down in the mouth.
She looked sad.

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 had to do without.
She had to make do without.

She wanted to buy medicine but she did not have enough 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 cried tears of pity. She cried tears of prayer. She cried tears of worry. She cried tears of desperation.

She cried out in desperation.

Nobody heard her.

Nobody paid any attention.

Nobody stopped. Many people saw her.

Many people passed their eyes over 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.

Everybody was involved with something else.

They were busy. They were too busy.

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 along.

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.

She walked over the bridge.

She crossed the bridge.

She walked across 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 looked up at it.

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.

A priest saw her. He saw her. He admired her. He saw her and he watched her.

He followed her with his eyes.

He looked her up and down.

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

He lusted after 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.

The priest spoke to the woman.

She listened.

He asked her about her life.

She told him about her grandmother.

He gave her money.

He put money into her hand.
He pressed some money into her hand.

She returned to her grandmother’s room.
She went back to her grandmother’s room

Her grandmother was in bed. Her body was cold. She was dead. The grandmother was dead. It was too late.

She had passed on.
She had passed away.

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. 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 it up.

She ate the bread.

She ate the bread up.

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.

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

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

The woman walked to the river.

She went to the bridge.

She walked onto the bridge.
She walked onto the bridge but she did not cross it.

She did not cross it.
She did not go over it.
She did not walk over it.
She just walked onto it.
She walked on it.

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

The water flowed.

The water flowed past her.
The water flowed on past her.

Life flowed on.
Life flowed on past.
Life flowed on past her.

The young woman wept. Her tears dropped into the river. She prayed. She prayed silently.

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.

He touched her. 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.

She refused. She refused him.

He made her an offer but she knocked it back.

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

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!”

The priest told the monster to chase the woman.

He told him to catch her.

He said: “Catch her.”

He said: “Lock her up.
He said: “Lock her up in the belltower.”

He told him to lock her up.

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 monster went after 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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

The monster followed her.

He went after 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 into a tavern. It was noisy. It was very noisy.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 barely intelligible pronunciation. Nobody could understand him. He tried to speak. He tried to speak but he could not. He could howl but he could not speak. 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. 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. 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 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.

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.

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 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. 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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. 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.

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. He 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 angry. 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.

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 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.

The monster made some tea. He gave the woman some bread. He took her outside. He took her outside to the roof. He showed her the city. He showed her the city below. He pointed things out. He pointed out buildings. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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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