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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #9825: My uncle Elias ( extract from A. Conan Doyle )
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    My uncle Elias ( extract from A. Conan Doyle )

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    1. 'My uncle Elias to America when he was a young man,

    2. and became a planter in Florida, where he to have done very well.

    3. At the time of the war he in Jackson's army, and afterwards under Hood,

    4. where he rose to be a colonel. When Lee down his arms my uncle returned

    5. to his plantation, where he for three or four years.

    6. About 1869 or 1870 he came back to Europe, and a small estate in Sussex, near Horsham.

    7. He a very considerable fortune in the States (...). He was a singular man,

    8. fierce and quick-tempered, very foul-mouthed when he angry (...).

    9. During all the years that he lived at Horsham, I if he ever set a foot in the town.

    10. He had a garden and two or three fields round his house, and there he

    11. his exercise, though very often for weeks on end he his room.

    12. He drank a great deal of brandy and heavily,

    13. but he no society,

    14. and he any friends, not even his own brother.'

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