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Supply the correct tenses of the verbs in brackets.
The Little Girl and the Wolf
One afternoon, a big wolf (wait)  in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she (carry)  a basket of food. 'Are you carrying that basket to your grandmother?' asked the wolf. The little girl said yes, she (be) . So the wolf (ask)  her where her grandmother lived and the little girl (tell)  him and he (disappear)  into the wood.
When the little girl (open)  the door of her grandmother's house, she (see)  that there was somebody in bed with a nightcap and nightgown on. She (approach)  no nearer than twenty-five feet from the bed when she (see)  that it was not her  grandmother but the wolf , for even in a nightcap a wolf does not look like anybody's grandmother. So the little girl (take)  an automatic pistol out of her basket and (shoot)  the wolf dead.