It was a sunny afternoon. Charles scratched his
head. He was pushing his pie wagon along the
familiar beach, selling his freshly baked pies.
However, lately, the beach-goers were ___1___
for something new. They no longer wanted pies. These
were too greasy and filing. They wanted something
"What ? Pies again ? I wish you have something ___2___
for us !" lamented one of the beach-goers.
"Nice warm sandwiches would be most welcome,"
For the first time in a decade, he had to bring
pies home. Charles knew that he needed to change his ___4___.
He knew that if he could give his customers what
they wanted, his business would surely boom.
However, his wagon was just too small that he
could not offer them a variety of sandwiches long
with his pies. There was no ___5___
at all !
"Something warm .. something light ..." he
muttered to himself. Deep in thought, he walked ___6___
a butcher stall. The butcher was arranging strings
of sausages. Something about the long sausages
stirred his ___7___.
Then, he walked past a ___8___.
Bread of all shapes and sizes caught his attention.
Charles paused to look at the long rolls. Suddenly,
an idea popped into his head.
He decided ___9___
and then to serve sausages on rolls ! However, he
needed to convince his customers that the sausages
would be nice and warm. So, Charles decided to have
a hot stove installed right inside his wagon. He ___10___
that if the customers could see the red hot
sausages, then they would definitely be ___11___
to try out his new invention -- sausage on a roll !
It was strange that no one had ever thought of
serving a sausage on a roll before. His invention
was a ___12___
and during his first year, he sold about 3700
sausages on a roll.
How then did it become known as 'hot dogs' ?
Well, like all good food stories, the name
happened to be ___13___
by a man who, being rather impatient while waiting
for his turn, shouted, "Give me one of those hot
dogs !" Of course, he referred the sausages as ___14___
as they look like the elongated Dachshund -- the
dogs that have long bodies and short ___15___.