Our Lady of the City – Phrases – Past Simple Tense

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There was …

There was a city.

It was …

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 Woman

There was …

There was a young woman.

She was …

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 lived …

She lived in the city.

Her Grandmother

She stayed …

She stayed there with her grandmother.

She came …

She came originally from a village in the countryside.
She came originally from a village in the countryside but she lived in the city.

The Grandmother

She lived …

She lived in the city with her grandmother.

She was …

Her grandmother was very poor.

A Job

She did not have …

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

She wanted …

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


She looked for…

She looked for a job.

She looked …

She looked everywhere.
She looked everywhere for a job.
She looked everywhere for a job but she could not find one.

She was …

She was unemployed.
She was jobless.

A Family

She did not have …

She did not have a job and she did not have a family.

She was …

She was an orphan.


She had …

She only had her grandmother.
She had her.

That was …

That was good.

Sickness and Poverty

She had …

She had her.
She had her although she was old and sick and very poor.

She was …

She was old and sick and very poor.

That was …

That was bad.


She had …

She had her grandmother.

That was …

That was good.
That was good but that was all.

Friends


She did not have …

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 had …

She only had her grandmother.

She stayed with …

She stayed with her grandmother.

The Grandmother’s Room

She did not have …

She did not have a place to live except her grandmother’s room.

She stayed …

She stayed with her grandmother in one room.

They lived …

They lived in the same room.

It was …

It was a very small room.

She was …

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.

Medicine

She wanted …

She wanted medicine.

She needed …

She needed medicine.

Money

She did not have …

She did not have money.
She did not have any money.

She needed … to buy

She needed money to buy medicine.
She needed money to buy medicine but she did not have any money.

She did not have …

She did not have any.

She had …

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 …

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 …

She had to do without.

Some Help

She wanted to help …

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.

Some Money

She wanted to find …

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.

Failure

She could not …

She could not do it.


She could

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

Sadness

It made her …

This made her sad.
It made her sad.

She was …

She was sad.
She was very 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.

Her Desire


She wanted to buy …

She wanted to buy medicine but she did not have enough money.

She was …

The young woman was sad.

The Street


She went …

She went out into the street.

She walked …

She walked along the street.

She felt …

She felt sad.
She felt very sad.

Crying

She started to cry …

She started to cry.
She started to cry in the street.

She cried ..

She cried in the street.

Standing in the Street

She stood …

She stood in the street and cried.
She stood there and she cried.

Continuing to Cry

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.

People

He heard …

Nobody heard her.

He stopped ..

Nobody stopped.

They saw …

Many people saw her.

They looked …

Many people looked at her.

He stopped …

Nobody stopped.

They saw …

Many people saw her and looked at her but nobody stopped.

He was …

Everybody was busy.

They were …

All of the people were busy.
They were busy.
They were too busy.

The River

There was …

In the centre of the city there was a river.
In the river there was an island.

She walked …

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

The Bridge on the River

There was

There was an island in the river.
There was a bridge to the island.

It was …

It was the island of the city.
It was very famous.

Many Rich People

They lived …

Many rich people lived there.


She crossed …

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

The Square

There was …

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

She walked …

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 …

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.

The Church in the Square


There was ..

There was a church in the square.

She stood …

The woman stood in the square.


She looked …

She looked at the church.


She went …

She went inside.

She looked ..

She looked at the church and then she went inside.

The Prayer

She went …

She went up to the altar.

She knelt

She knelt down.
She knelt down and prayed.

She prayed

She prayed to god.

The Priest

He saw

A priest saw her.
He saw her.

His Admiration

He admired

He admired her.

He saw

He saw her and he watched her.

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

Her Beauty

She was

She was very beautiful.

His Desire

He desired …

The priest desired her.

His Corruption

He was …

He was corrupt.

He was a corrupt priest.


He desired

He desired her and he watched her.

He watched

He watched her for a long time.

The Fire

It burned

The desire burned.
The desire burned like a fire.
The desire burned like the flames of a fire.

They flickered

The flames of the fire flickered.
The flames flickered and quivered.

He quivered

The priest quivered.
The priest quivered with desire.

He quivered with desire.

It burned

His desire burned like a fire.

The Conversation between the Priest and the Woman

He spoke …

The priest spoke to the woman.


She listened …

She listened.


He asked …

He asked her about her life.

She told him…

She told him about her grandmother.

Some Money

He gave ..

He gave her money.

Death

She returned

She returned to her grandmother’s room.

She was

Her grandmother was in bed.

It was …

Her body was cold.

She was …

She was dead.

The grandmother was dead.

It was …

It was too late.

Sadness

She was …

The young woman was very sad.
She was grief-stricken.
She was alone.

She cried …

She cried and cried and cried.
She cried with desperation.
She cried with misery.

She went

She went out into the street.

The Landlord

She saw

She saw the landlord.

He locked

He locked the door.

He took

A man took her grandmother’s body to the morgue.

The Walk

She walked

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.

The River of Tears

She wept

She wept a river of tears.

They flowed

Her tears flowed.
They flowed and flowed and flowed and flowed.

She was ..

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.

A Little Money


She had …

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

Homelessness

She was …

She was homeless but she had a little money.

She had …

She had a little money from the priest.

The Bakery

She went

She went to the bakery.

Some Bread

She bought

She bought some bread.

Fresh Bread

It was …

The bread was fresh.
It was hot.
It was very good.

Eating and Walking at the Same Time

She ate

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

She walked while eating.

She ate

She ate while walking.

The Bottle of Milk

She bought

The woman bought a bottle of milk.

It was

It was sweet.

She drank

She drank it.
She drank it and enjoyed it.


It tasted

It tasted good.

Milk and Bread

It tastes

Bread tastes good.
Milk tastes good.

They taste …

They taste good.

The Walk to the River

She walked

The woman walked to the river.

She went

She went to the bridge.

She walked ..

She walked on to the bridge.
She walked on to the bridge but she did not cross it.

Standing on the Bridge

She stood …

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

The Water of Life

It flowed …

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.

She wept

The young woman wept.

The Tears in the River.

They dropped

Her tears dropped into the river.

She prayed

She prayed.
She prayed silently.

Guilt

She felt

Suddenly the woman felt guilty.
She felt guilty.

She was

She was late.
She was too late.
Her grandmother was dead.

It did not

The medicine did not save her.

There was not

There was not enough time.

He gave …

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


She was not

She was not fast enough.

She had …

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 …

She was gone.
She was dead.
She was not here anymore.
She was not here.

The Church

She went

The young woman went to the church.

She saw

She saw the priest.

She spoke

She spoke to him.

The Proposition


He touched

He touched her.
He touched her hand.

He gave

He gave her money.
He gave her more money.

He desired

He desired her.

He wanted

He wanted her.
He wanted her love.

He offered

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

The Refusal

She refused ..

She refused.
She refused him.


She ran

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

He was

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

The Monster

He called

He called his servant.

He was

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

His Teeth

They were

His teeth were crooked.

His Skin and His Breath

It was

His skin was blotched.
His breath was bad.

His Eyes

They were …

His eyes were bloodshot.

His Hair

It was …

His hair was greasy.

He had …

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.

He was ..

The beautiful compassionate ugly monster was the servant of the corrupt priest.
He was his servant.
He was his general handyman.

He did

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 Chase

He said

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.”

He obeyed

The monster obeyed him.
The monster always obeyed him.

He believed

The monster believed him.
The monster always believed him.

He was

The priest was the monster’s master.


He did

The monster did everything for the priest.

He followed

The monster followed the woman.
The monster followed her.

The Street

She was

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

She ran

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.

The Shrine to Our Lady of the City

She followed

She followed one street.
She followed one street until she came to the bridge.


There was

There was a small shrine beside the bridge.

It was

It was a roadside shrine.
It was a shrine to our Lady of the City.

The Angel

She is

Our lady of the city is an angel.

She protects

She protects the city.

The Statue

There was

There was a statue inside the shrine.


It was

It was a statue of a woman.


She looked

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

The Heart


She felt

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

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

Her Fear

She saw

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

He followed

The monster followed her.

He listened

He listened to the priest.

His Obedience

He obeyed

He obeyed the priest.
He obeyed the corrupt priest.


He followed

He followed the woman.

He chased

He chased her.

She saw

The woman saw the monster.

She was

She was afraid.

He tried

He tried to talk.
The monster tried to talk.

She did not listen

She did not listen.
The woman did not listen.

She ran

She ran away.
She ran away from him.
She ran away from the monster.

His Attempt to Talk

She saw

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.

Tried to talk

The monster tried to talk to her but she ran away from him.

The Tavern

She ran

She ran into a tavern.

The Noise

It was

It was noisy.
It was very noisy.
It was crowded.
It was very crowded.

The People

There were

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.

The Alcohol

He was

Everybody was drunk.


He did not go

The monster did not go inside.


He stayed

He stayed outside.


He stood

He stood outside.
He stood outside and waited.


He waited

He waited for the young woman.

She was

The young woman was inside the tavern.

The Soldier

She saw

She saw a handsome soldier.
The young girl saw a soldier.
She saw a handsome soldier.

The Drink


He bought

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.

The Musicians


There were

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 started to play.


They played

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.

Her Hand


He took

The soldier took the woman by the hand.


She looked

The woman looked at him.

The Table


She put

She put down her drink.
She put it on the table.
She put it on the table then she stepped away from the table.

The Step


She stepped

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.

The Dance


She began to dance

She began to dance.
She began to dance with the soldier.

His Hands

She took

She took his hands.

Her Hands

He took

He took her hands.

The Spin

He spun

He spun her around.

She spun

She spun him around.

He spun

He spun her around and around and around.

She spun

She spun him around and around and around.


She could

The young woman could dance.

The Dancer

She was

She was a good dancer.
She was a really good dancer.

He was

The soldier was a good dancer too.

He could

He could
He could also dance.
He could also dance quite well.

He was

He was a good dancer.

The Dancers


They danced

The soldier and the woman danced well.
They danced well together.

They suited

They suited each other.

They matched

They matched each other.

They were

They were good dancers.

The Crowd

They watched

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.

They liked

The people liked the dancing.

It liked

The crowd liked the dancing.


They liked

They liked it.

The Coins

They threw

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

They played

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


They danced

The soldier and the woman danced faster.


They played

The musicians played faster.


They danced

The soldier and the woman danced faster and the musicians played faster.

They whirled around

The soldier and the woman whirled around.

The Coins on the Floor

They spun

They spun around.
They spun around and around.

They threw

The people threw coins.


They fell

The coins fell on the floor.

The Spinning Coins


They spun

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.

They danced

The soldier and the woman danced.


They spun

They spun around.


They whirled

They whirled around.


They spun

The coins spun around.


They whirled

They whirled around.


They danced

They danced around.


They spun

The people spun around.


They whirled

They whirled around.


They danced

They danced around.

Everybody danced.


They spun

Everybody spun.

They whirled

Everybody whirled.

He was

Everybody was happy.

The Monster


He stood

Outside the monster stood in the street.


He was not

He was not happy.


He did not

He did not dance.
He did not laugh.
He did not have any friends.


He stayed

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.

The Bells


He rang

He rang the bells.
He rang the bells for the church.


He was

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

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

She left

The woman left the tavern.

She walked

She walked through the street.

She walked away from the tavern.

She saw

She saw the monster.

She ran away

She ran away.

He followed

He followed her.

He chased

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.

The Howl


He howled

He howled.
He howled as he chased her.

His Inability to Speak Clearly

He could

He could not speak clearly.

His Terrible Speech Impediment

He had

He had a terrible speech impediment.
He had barely intelligible pronunciation.

He could

Nobody could understand him.

His Attempt to Speak

He tried

He tried to speak.
He tried to speak but he could not.

He could

He could howl but he could not speak.

His Howling

He howled

He howled.
He howled and howled.
He howled and howled and howled and howled.
He howled as he ran to the river.

He ran

As he ran to the river, he howled.

He ran howling to the river.

He found

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.

Her Attempt to Run


She tried

She tried to run.
She tried to run but he grabbed her.

He grabbed

He grabbed her.


He took

He took her to the church.

He grabbed

He grabbed her and he took her to the church.

The Arrival of the Soldier


He saw

The soldier saw him.

The Weapon


He took out

The soldier took out his weapon.

He followed

He followed
He followed the monster.

His Attempt to Stop the Monster

He called out

He called out
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.

His Failure to Stop – His Refusal to Stop

He did not stop

He did not stop.
The monster did not stop.

The Attack


He attacked

The soldier attacked.
The soldier attacked the monster.

The Blow

He struck

He struck
He struck the monster.
He struck the monster with his weapon.
He struck him with his weapon.
He struck him with it.

He dealt

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

The Deflection of the Blow

He deflected

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.

His Step Back


He stepped back

The monster stepped back.
He stepped back.

The Release of the Woman


He released

He released the woman.
The monster released the woman.


She ran

The woman ran to the soldier.


He grabbed

He grabbed her.

He clutched

He clutched her.


He held

He held her to his breast.

Her Embrace

She hung on

She hung on to him.

His Embrace

He hung

He hung on to her.

Their Embrace


She hung

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

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


They did not

They did not let go.


The held on

They held on.
They held on tight.
They held on for dear life.

He took

The monster took another step.
He took another step back.

He looked

The soldier looked at him.

His Glare

He glared

He glared at him.

His Hand

He raised

He raised his hand.

It was

His weapon was in his hand.


He raised

He raised his hand with his weapon in it.

He took

The monster took another step back.
Then he took another one and another one.

His Failure to Approach – His Failure to Attack

He did not

He did not approach.
He did not attack.

His Retreat


He retreated.

He retreated into the night.

The Rescue

He rescued

The soldier rescued the woman.
He rescued the woman.
He rescued her.

The Room

He took

He took her away.
He took her away to his room.
He took her away to his room in a hotel.

The Ground Floor


It was

The room was on the ground floor.

The Window

There was

There was a window.
There was a window in the room.

The View of the Street

It looked

The window looked out on the street.
It looked out onto the street.

The Soldier’s Room


He took

The soldier took the woman to his room.

He lay

He lay her on his bed.

She lay

The woman lay on the bed.


She looked out

She looked out the window.

The Face of the Priest


She saw

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


He went

The monster went to the church.

He found

He found the priest.

He told him

He told him everything.


He went

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

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

He was jealous.
He was angry.
He was frustrated.

He quivered

He quivered with desire.
He quivered with frustration.
He quivered with anger.

The Murder

He murdered

The priest murdered the soldier.
The evil priest murdered the poor soldier.

He killed

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

He grabbed the woman and he dragged her outside.

The False Accusation

He accused

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.

The Police

He called

He called the police.

He murdered

He murdered the soldier then he called the police.


He accused

He accused the woman of the murder of the soldier.

The Arrest

They arrested

The police arrested the woman.
They arrested her.
They arrested her and they took her away.

The Police Station

They took

They took her away to the station.
They took her to the police station.

He was

The soldier was dead.

His Body

It was

His body was cold.

His Limbs

They were

His limbs were stiff.

His Popularity

He was

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.

Their Love

They loved

Everybody loved him.

He was

He was very popular.
He was very popular but now he was dead.

They loved

The people loved him.

Their Sadness


They were

They were sad.

Their Talk

They talked

They talked about it and they were sad.

Their Anger

They were

They were sad and they were angry.
They were sad and they were angry and they talked about it.


They talked

They talked and they cried and they shouted.

He said

The priest said “She killed him for money”.

They were

The people were angry.

They went

The people went to the police station.

They grabbed

They grabbed the woman.

The Hanging Post

They took

They took her to the hanging post.

They tied

They tied her up.

The Rope


They put

They put a rope around her neck.

They strung

They strung her up.

The Post

They tied

They tied one end of the rope to her neck and the other end of the rope to the post.


He began to pull

Then somebody began to pull her up the post by the neck.

His Love


He loved

The monster loved the woman.

His Swing

He swung

He swung down on a rope.


He grabbed

He grabbed her.

The Second Rescue

He rescued

He rescued her.

He saved

He saved her.


He took

He took her to the church.
He took her to the belltower.
He took her to the roof of the belltower.

The Lock on the Door

He locked

He locked the door.

He could

Nobody could come in.

The Police and Soldiers


They could not

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

Safety


She was

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

Special Power

It had

The church had a special power.
It had a special power.
The church had a special jurisdiction.

It was

The church was a sanctuary.

They could not

The soldiers could not enter the church.
The police could not enter the church.

They were

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 Scar on her Neck

She had

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

He took

The monster took care of her.


He caught

The monster caught pigeons on the roof and cooked them.

A Supply of Bread

He had

He had an immense supply of bread in the room.

Some Rainwater

There was

There was rainwater in tanks on the roof.

He knocked

The priest knocked on the door but the monster refused to open it.

Her Terror


She was

The woman was scared.
In fact she was terrified.

Her Crying

She began to cry

She began to cry.

A Bottle of Red Wine


He opened.

The monster opened a bottle of red wine.

Bottles of Red Wine

There were

There were bottles of red wine in the belltower.

He gave

He gave the woman a glass of wine.

She drank

She drank it.

Its Quality


It was

It was very good.

Her Feeling


She felt

She felt drunk.
She felt happy.

She started

She started to laugh.

She stopped

She stopped crying and she started to laugh.

Her Laughter


She laughed

She laughed and laughed.
She laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed.

The Priest

He was

The priest was outside.

He heard

He heard laughing.

His Banging


He banged

He banged on the door.

His Shouting – His Shouts

He shouted

He shouted.

His Threats


He threatened

He threatened.

His Cries


He cried

He cried.

His Begging

He begged

He begged.

He did not

The monster did not listen.
He did not open the door.


She fell

The woman fell asleep.

The Fire

He made

The monster made a fire.

He cooked

He cooked
He cooked a pigeon.

He made

He made a fire and he cooked a pigeon.

It tasted

It tasted good.
It tasted like chicken.

She woke

The woman woke up.

The Food


She was

She was hungry.


She ate

She ate the pigeon meat.

It was

It was delicious.

He was

The monster was a good cook.

Some Water


She drank

The woman drank some water.

The Door

He banged

The priest banged on the door.


He did not

The monster did not open the door.


She did not

The woman did not open the door.


They did not

The soldiers did not come.
The police did not come.


They were

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 Sun

It shone

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.

Some Tea


He made

The monster made some tea.

Some Bread

He gave

He gave the woman some bread.

The Roof


He took

He took her outside.

He took her outside to the roof.

The View of The City

He showed

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

He pointed

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

Poetry

He was

The monster was a poet.

He could not

He could not speak but he could write.

He could

He could write poetry.

He wrote

He wrote poetry.

A Beautiful Soul

He had

He had an ugly body but he had a beautiful soul.

Love

She fell

The woman fell in love with him.

He rang

Every day the monster rang the bells.

He did not come

The priest did not come.

The Police and the Soldiers

They did not come

The soldiers did not come.
The police did not come.

He came

Nobody came.

The Belltower

They lived

The woman and the monster lived in the belltower.

He rang

The monster rang the bells.

The Priest’s Meals.


He made

The monster made meals for the priest.

He locked

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

He made

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

He did not give up the woman.

He kept

He kept her in the belltower.

She was

She was safe in the belltower.

Sleep

She slept

The woman slept in the belltower.
She slept in the belltower and the monster prepared her meals.

She left

She never left.

She went

She never went outside.

She could not

She could not go outside.

Memories

She woke up

One day the woman woke up.
She woke up and looked out the window.

The Square Below


She looked out

She looked out the window and she looked down.


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

She remembered the soldier.
She remembered the crowd.
She remembered the hanging post.

The Scar

She had

She still had a scar on her neck.


She remembered

She remembered the rescue.
She remembered the priest and the monster.

Her Whole Life

He was

Now the monster was her whole her life.


She saw

She saw only him.
She never saw anybody else.
She saw only him.


She stayed

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 lived

The woman lived in the belltower for her whole life with the monster.

They say

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.”


They see

At night sometimes people see her in the streets near the river or near the church.

She is

She is our lady of the city.

They say

People say that.

She is

She is our Lady of the City.


She brings

She brings good luck.

She is

She is our lady of the city.

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