1.was not allowed 2. to speak during his meal. Yesterday he 3.was late as
usual. Everybody 4. was enjoying their meal for some time when sam 5.ran
into the dining room. He 6.was breathing heavily and looked excited. He
7.broke the rule of silence at dinner, but his mother said: 'Don't you
8.remember the rule?' All through the dinner she 9. saw Sam
10.smiling to himself. It 11.made her curious. After the dinner
12. had been finished Sam said that little Bess 13. had thrown an inkpot on the floor
and then 14. took the mother's favourite blouse to wipe the ink spots.
The mother 15.was punished for her own strict rules.