Task 2. Complete the story by supplying the correct forms of the verbs.
A valuable ring
A boy who worked in a shop in a country town (send) by his master to the house of a rich customer with a valuable ring.
"(not open) the box," the shopkeeper (tell) the boy. "If you (lose) the ring you (punish)." The boy's way (lie) across a large park through which (flow) a stream. As the boy (cross) the bridge which (throw) across the stream he foolishly (take) the ring out of the box as he (want) to have a look at it. While he (do) it the ring (slip) out of his hand and (fall) into the mud on the bank of the stream. He (try) to find it for a long time but (not can) do it.
At last darkness (make) him stop his search. "If my master (learn) it he (kill) me," (think) the poor boy. He (be) so frightened that he (decide) that he would never return home. He (have) to run away and he (become) a sailor.
He (spend) many years inAmericaand (get) very rich. But still he (dream) that one day he would go back to his home country. And so he (do). He (buy) the estate with the stream into which he (drop) the ring as a boy.
One day when he and his friend (walk) along the bank of the stream, which (cause) him so much trouble, they (come) to the place where he (lose) the ring. He (push) his stick into the mud exclaiming, "I (be) absolutely sure that it (be) the exact spot where the ring (lose)." And when he (pull) the stick out he (see) the ring hanging at the end of it.