11. Where did the servant find Colonel Green when he wan ted to hand him the letter?
12. Why did the Colonel only open the letter at home? Did he think it was inconvenient to do so in front of the ser vant?
13. What made Linda think that Porcharlester did not re spect her love for Schubert’s serenade?
14. Why did Linda think that the sounds had been produced by a human throat? Would she have thought so if the instrument hadn’t sounded like a man’s voice?
15. Did the Colonel really think that to be frank with Por charlester would be useless? Would he have behaved in a different way if he hadn’t thought so?
16. Why did Green give up horn-blowing? Do you think he would have continued the lessons if he had had more ability?
17. Why did Linda refuse to see Porcharlester?
II. Complete the following sentences from the text.
1. If I were you, Colonel, I’d... 2. I had already bribed the servant... 3. The meeting was most inconvenient. I...
4. If I could be sure that... 5. “Thank you," he said, “it’s...”
6. “I never dare sing it before her, but..." 7. “I have no doubt it will be," I said, ... 8. “Yes," she said, “It’s..." 9. I saw her start and listen... 10. I heard him say... 11. I ran all the way to Hamilton Place,... 12. I am sorry that you respect my love for Schubert’s serenade... 13. I felt that... 14. He has given his word... '
III. Substitute woius and word combinations from the text for the italicized parts.
1. Colonel Green had been trying hard for several weeks to play the serenade and finally he managed to do it very successfully. 2. One evening at the end of June the Colonel took up his horn and drove to Marble Arch, where he got out and walked to the place where Linda's house stood.
3. “I’ll try to play the serenade," thought Colonel Green.
4, It was very far from being a good time to meet Mr Por charlester. 5. Porcharlester was going to surprise Linda with the serenade at a party because he was afraid to sing it to her in private. 6. After the two men parted, Porcharle ster entered the house, and Green found a place in the garden which was darkened by trees, so that he could look up at them as they sat near the open window. 7. Linda promised not to be angry with Porcharlester any longer. 8. The letter