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20 Billy had never stayed at a boarding house before and he was nervous . He had heard that landladies could be difficult . After standing in the cold for two minutes , Billy decided that he would walk on and take a look at The Bell and Dragon before making up his mind . He turned to go . But , then a strange thing happened . As he began walking away from the window the BED AND 25 BREAKFAST sign caught his attention again . Each word was like a large black eye staring at him through the glass . Before he realized what he was doing , Billy rang the doorbell . Immediately , the door opened and a woman stood there . She gave him a warm , welcoming smile . 30 “ Please come in out of the cold , ” she said pleasantly . She held the door wide open , and Billy walked into the hall of the house . “ I saw the sign in the window , ” he said . “ Yes , I know , ” the woman said . “ Do you have a room ? ” Billy asked . 35 “ Yes , my dear , ” she said . “ I have one ready for you . ” She had a round pink face and very gentle blue eyes . “ I was on my way to The Bell and Dragon , ” Billy told her . “ I noticed your sign . ” “ How much do you charge ? ” he asked . “ Five and sixpence a night , including breakfast , ” the woman answered . 40 It was half the price Billy thought he would have to pay at The Bell and Dragon . 3 boarding house 4 five and sixpence 5 What did Billy plan to do ? 6 What made him change his mind ? 7 Who opened the door ? 8 What made Billy decide to stay at the boarding house ?

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