Introductory Stories -1


Mrs. Jones wanted a picture for her living-room. She took the bus and went to town. She looked for a picture shop, and after a few minutes she found one. There were some pictures in the window, but she did not like them very much.

         She went into the shop and looked at some other pictures. She liked some of those more. There was a picture of a young girl and Mrs. Jones liked it very much. She went to the shopkeeper and said, ‘How much do you want for this picture?’

         The shopkeeper turned the picture round. He looked at the back of it and said, ‘Thirteen pounds.’

         ‘Thirty pounds?’ Mrs. Jones said. ‘That’s very expensive. I’m going to offer you twenty pounds for it.’

‘I said “Thirteen pounds”, not “Thirty pounds”,’ the man answered.

         ‘Thirteen?’ Mrs. Jones said. ‘Then I’m going to offer you nine pounds for it.’          


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