OPEN CLOZE TEST
Fill in the gaps with ONE suitable word.
I AM BORN
Whether I shall turn out to be the
hero of my life, or whether that station will be held anybody else,
these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record
I was born (as I have been informed and believe) a Friday, at twelve
o’clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began
to cry, simultaneously.
In consideration of the day and hour
of my birth, it was declared by the nurse, and by some sage women in the neighbourhood
who taken a lively interest me several months before there was any
possibility of our becoming personally acquainted, first, that I was destined
to unlucky in life; and secondly, that I was privileged see ghosts and
spirits; both these gifts inevitably attaching, as they believed, to all
unlucky infants of either gender, born towards the small hours on a Friday
I need say nothing here, on the
first head, nothing can show better than my history whether
prediction was verified or falsified by the result. On the second branch of the
question, I will only remark, that unless I ran through that part of my
inheritance while I was still a baby, I have not come into it yet. But I do not
at complain of been kept out of this property; and if anybody else
should be in the present enjoyment of it, he is heartily welcome to keep it.
Copperfield by Charles Dickens