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    Mary Maloney 2 and forms of verbs

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    'A leg of lamb'! It was the first thing that she had seen ... well wrapped in grease-proof paper in the freezer. She (seize) it with both hands - it was so heavy - and Mary (look) at it 'as if she (be) being controlled by a remote-control, by a tremendous force that she (not + can) overcome. It was incomprehensible.
    Like a zombie, she shuffled into the living room. Patrick (gather) important papers before going away. He (not/even/look up) when she called him... Suddenly, as if in a daze, she came in, stood behind him like a ghost, and (swing) the heavy, frozen club behind his head. There was a thud ! It all happened in an instant! He (die)!
    She (feel/still) as if she were under a spell, and the heavy leg of lamb (weigh) down her arm ... Without thinking further, Mary went back to her kitchen, mechanically (unwrap) the frozen meat, put it into the oven, and went out for vegetables. Mary wondered if Mr Green (notice) anything abnormal in her demeanor and behaviour. She (not/speak) to him since the preceding week. He wasn't surprised to see her smiling calmly. She simply explained that it was the first time Patrick (refuse) to go out on a Thursday : he was so exhausted. She (cook) for him, and left the little shop, still smiling, with her vegetables.
    When she arrived home, she yelled Patrick's name,(for the neighbours to hear her), knocked down a lamp and a few chairs, and staged a robbery, (scatter) files and papers and then, called the police ... They arrived a few minutes later! ...

    Mary (devastate). The investigation was proceeding slowly and meticulously ... Mary mechanically stated her alibi ... The detectives (desperately/ look) for the murder weapon, convinced it couldn't be far! They searched the house, in vain! In the meantime, complaining that she was so shaken that she couldn't eat anything, the pregnant woman had insisted that Patrick would (want) his colleagues to have some dinner ! Soon, the tired and hungry detectives were enjoying their meal ...the roasted leg of lamb !

    In the living room, by herself, Mary (giggle) softly!

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