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From Charles Lamb's "Essays of Elia"
When **** comes, poking in his head and shoulders into your room, as if to feel his entry, you think, surely you have now got him to yourself - what a three hours' chat we shall have! - but, ever in the haunch of him - and before his diffident body is well disclosed in your apartment - appears the haunting shadow of his cousin, over-peering his modest kinsman and sure to overlay the expected good talk with his insufferable procerity [tallness] of stature and uncorresponding dwarfishness of observation.
1. The cousin isA. short on observation.2. The haunting shadow is
B. as observant as he is tall.
C. a welcome guest.
D. a good talker.A. the diffident body.3. The three hours' chat will be
B. the cousin.
D. good talk.A. enjoyed.4. **** is
D. realized.A. a haunting shadow.The complete Essays of Elia can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg: Essays of Elia.
Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.
Answer Key: 1-A..........2-B..........3-C..........4-D
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