The Tourists

THE TOURISTS

Insert the names of towns (see below) to complete this story. Although the spelling may not be correct, the Towns provide correct sounds for filling the spaces.

(Some of the language is a bit old fashioned!)

……………, a Scot, asked his girlfriend Ruth and his English cousin, ……………, to join him in a trip to London.

They decided to …………… their resources and set out. The Scot drove a smart …………… and took …………… the front seat with him. As the …………… was cold, he made her …………… a …………… shawl. He wore an old-fashioned ……………, but his cousin only a …………… . They were a merry …………… feeling …………… and gay.

At midday they stopped at an inn, the ……………, and asked for port wine. But as the landlord did not …………… and suggested ……………, Ruth preferred to drink …………… . After their drink they went down a lane …………… a stile into a field where they sat down in the shade of …………… for a picnic lunch. Everyone took a …………… but at the end there had been …………… as they were filled with …………… . They searched for fruit, but although the hedges were …………… they could not find a single ripe …………… and ate …………… cakes instead.

Further on they came to a river, usually little more than a …………… , but now so swollen that they could not cross by the …………… , and had to find a …………… . Here the cousin nearly lost his luggage as his …………… off the car into the water. He recovered it but the others could not forbear a …………… the mishap telling him to …………… more carefully.

The car was not very …………… and they were delayed by a …………… in the petrol tank, but at last they reached London and chose a hotel which looked imposing because of its …………… . Actually, it was poorly furnished. There was no …………… in the lounge, only common …………… chairs, and only one …………… .

Ruth wanted to buy a dog so they went to a …………… in a …………… but could not find a …………… buying.

In …………… Park they got lost and could not find a …………… . They asked some women gossiping on a …………… the grass for help but they just …………… to each other and would not ……………. to them.

The Scot grumbled: “I don’t like the …………… here, everyone …………… and this …………….. appalling.” His cousin replied: “I shall be glad to get home. I have been …………… the trip and haven’t enjoyed the …………… .” Turning to Ruth he added: “He won’t get me joining him on another jaunt he …………… or …………… .”

 

The places required to complete the story are all included in the following list …

Andover      Cardigan        Folkstone       Newmarket        Reigate

Ashford       Chatteris        Freshwater     Nottingham        Ruthin

Ayr              Chesterfield   Highbridge      Numeaton          Ryde

Bagshot      Clacton          Hyde               Oldham              Sale

Bath            Cowes           Inverness         Paisley              Sandwich

Beer            Craven Arms Leeds              Parkgate            Seaton

Belfast         Crew             Leek                Petworth            Sevenoaks

Blyth            Deal              Lewes              Poole                 Speke

Bordon         Devizes        Lynton             Preston              Stockport

Broadstairs  Douglas        Minehead        Reading             Taunton

Burry            Eccles          Muddiford        Redcar               Ware

Bushey         Fleet            Mumbles          Rhyl                  Watchet

You should note that while at first glance there may seem to be alternative answers, on further reflection you will find that while two towns may suitably fill one blank, there may be another blank which one place obviously fits and so you can deduce which town must be entered in the first blank

 

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