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Madam Ramotswe raised her tea cup to her lips and looked over the brim. At the edge of the car park, immediately in front of the cafe, a small market had been set up, with traders' stalls and trays of colourful goods. She watched as a man attempted to persuade a customer to buy a pair of sunglasses. The woman tried on several pairs, but was not satisfied and moved on to the next stall. There she pointed to a small piece of silver jewellery, a bangle, and the trader, a short man wearing a wide-brimmed felt hat, passed it across to her to try on. Madam Ramotswe watched as the woman held out her wrist to be admired by the trader who nodded encouragement. But the woman seemed not to agree with his verdict, and handed the bangle back, pointing to another item at the back of the stall. And at that moment, while the trader turned round to stretch for whatever it was she had singled out, the woman quickly slipped another bangle into the pocket of the jacket she was wearing.

Madam Ramotswe gasped. This time she could not sit back and allow a crime to be committed before her very eyes. If people did nothing, then no wonder that things were getting worse. So she stood up, and began to walk firmly towards the stall where the woman had now engaged the trader in earnest discussion about the merits of the merchandise which he was showing her.

"Excuse me, madam"

The voice came from behind her, and madam Ramotswe turned round to see who had addressed her. It was the waitress, a young woman whom madam Ramotswe had not seen at the cafe before.

"Yes, madam, what is it?"

The waitress pointed an accusing finger at her. "You cannot run away like that," she said. "I saw you. You're trying to go away without paying the bill. I saw you."

For a moment madam Ramotswe was unable to speak. The accusation was a terrible one, and so unwarranted. Of course she had not been trying to get away without paying the bill - she would never do such a thing: all she was doing was trying to stop a crime being committed before her eyes.

She recovered sufficiently to reply. "I am not trying to go away," she said. "I am just trying to stop that person over there from stealing from that man. Then I would have come back to pay."

The waitress smiled knowingly. "They all find some excuse," she said. "Every day there are some people like you. They come and eat our food and then they run away and hide. You people are all the same."

Madam Ramotswa looked over toward the stall. The woman had begun to walk away, presumably with the bangle still firmly in her pocket. It would now be too late to do anything about it, and all because of this silly young woman who had misunderstood what she was doing.

She went back to the table and sat down. "Bring me the bill," she said. "I will pay it straightaway."

The waitress stared at her. "I will bring you the bill," she said, "but I shall have to add something for myself. I will have to add this if you do not want me to call the police and tell them about how you tried to run away."

As the waitress went off to fetch the bill, madam Ramotswe glanced around her to see if people at the neighbouring tables had witnessed the scene. At the table next to hers, a woman sat with her two children, who were sipping with great pleasure at large milkshakes. The woman smiled at madam Ramotswe, and turned her attention back to the children. She had not seen anything, thought madam Ramotswe, but then the woman leaned across the table and addressed a remark to her.

"Bad luck, madam," she said. "They are too quick in this place. It is easier to run away at the hotels."

What was madam Ramotswe's reaction to what she had seen?

1) It contradicted her views on human nature.

2) She was quietly amused by it.

3) She thought the trader should be more careful.

4) She was shocked and prepared to act.

A8 How did the woman behave after she had taken the bangle?

1) She argued noisily with the trader.

2) She returned to the previous stall.

3) She chatted to the trader about his wares.

4) The woman coolly moved away.

A9 What did the waitress think when she saw madam Ramotswe leave?

1) that she was a silly and forgetful woman

2) that madam Ramotswe was trying to stop a crime from being committed

3) that she was just another dishonest customer

4) that she would return in a couple of minutes

A10 How did madam Ramotswe feel when the waitress stopped her?

1) that anyone can make a mistake

2) that she had done a terrible thing

3) that the waitress had made a reasonable assumption

4) robbed of the power of speech

A11 After hearing madam Ramotswe's explanation the waitress ...

1) blackmailed her.

2) realized an honest mistake had been made.

3) laughed out loud.

4) called the police.

A12 While the waitress went for the bill, madam Ramotswe ...

1) tried to discover who had seen the incident.

2) gave her side of the story to the woman next to her.

3) decided what to do next.

4) felt angry and humiliated.

A13 The woman at the nearby table ...

1) disapproved of madam Ramotswe's behaviour.

2) pretended not to notice what had happened.

3) wasn't that honest herself.

4) thought madam Ramotswe was innocent of the crime.

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What was madam Ramotswe's reaction to what she had seen?  4)   She was shocked and prepared to act.
A8     How did the woman behave after she had taken the bangle? 4)   The woman coolly moved away.
A9     What did the waitress think when she saw madam Ramotswe leave? 3)   that she was just another dishonest customer
A10   How did madam Ramotswe feel when the waitress stopped her?  4)   robbed of the power of speech
A11   After hearing madam Ramotswe's explanation the waitress ... 1)   blackmailed her.
A12   While the waitress went for the bill, madam Ramotswe ... 1)   tried to discover who had seen the incident.
A13   The woman at the nearby table ...  3)   wasn't that honest herself.