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Last year three friends of mine decided to spend a holiday in the mountains. They set off by car in the morning and by the late afternoon, they had almost reached the village where they were going to stay. After staying for a quick cup of tea at a wayside cafe, they set off again along the winding road that led to the mountains. They had a map with them and according to this the village, they were going to stay in was only about fifteen miles away. It got dark not long after this, and it began to rain too, which of course made it more difficult to see the road clearly. After they had driven for about fifteen miles, there was still no sign of the village. Obviously, the map that was not a very good one.

They went for other five miles and then the car suddenly stopped. At first, my friend thought that they had run out of petrol but no examination, they found that this was not the trouble. Something else was wrong with the car. Since they couldn't start the car again, they decided to spend the night in the car, though they had very little food with them and there was not much room for three people. Early in the morning, a car came along the road. They stopped the driver and asked him where the village was. He told them that it was just on the other side of the hill. After that, their car ran all the way down the hill to the village where they found a hotel and had a good breakfast. Of course, if they had walked up the hill that night before, they would not have had to spend an uncomfortable night in the car.


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They were going into the mountains to spend the holiday.

It was difficult to see the road because it got dark and began to rain too.

The driver told them that the village was just on the other side of the hill.



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