The Lives of a Man – The Soldiers

There was a man in the road. He was lying on the road. He was lying on the road and he was praying. He was saying the same thing over and over again:

May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.

Relative Clauses

A detachment of soldiers was marching along the road.
The commanding officer of the soldiers saw the man.
He saw the man who was lying in the road.

The man who was in charge of the soldiers saw the man who was lying in the road.

He saw the man who was lying in the road and he called a halt.

He called a halt.

The commanding officer called a halt.

The soldiers halted.
The soldiers stopped marching.
They stopped marching.

The commanding officer walked over to the man who was lying in the road.
He bent down and he looked at him.

The man who was lying in the road was praying.
He was lying in the road and he was praying.

The officer looked at him.

Relative Clauses and Reported Speech


The officer talked to the man in the road.

The Continuation of the Story

The man who was praying stood up.
He stood up and he looked around.
He looked at the soldiers.
He looked at the officer.

The officer called one of his men.
The man came over.

Reported Speech


The officer asked the man to get some food.

The Story continues ….

The soldier got some food.
He got some food from a pack.
He got some food from a pack and he gave it to the man.

The man who had been laying in the road ate the food.

It was bread.
He chewed on it.
It was good.
As he chewed, he prayed.

May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.

The officer looked the man up and down.
The man surveyed the officer.

Life with the soldiers

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