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A Nightmare

 

It was a wearisome day for Paul. He had so much work to do at the office that he thought he would never finish it. As soon as he got into bed, he slept like a log. He was too tired to think about anything else besides sleep. Paul began to dream.

He was on a boat with his friends, going down a calm river. The steep cliffs on either side of the boat looked threatening. He was trying to move the boat past the cliffs as fast as he could. His friends, however, did not seem to mind the steep cliffs at all. They were enjoying the ride. Suddenly, the boat tipped to one side, throwing Paul into the river. He shouted for help but his friends thought he had jumped in for a swim. He tied swimming back to the boat but something was pulling at him. He shouted to his friends again but they only laughed, thinking he was pulling their leg. He felt himself sinking deeper and deeper. He was screaming for his life but nobody could hear him.

Paul woke up with a start. his pyjamas were wet from perspiration. he was relieved that it was only a horrible nightmare.

     
sleep like a log   sleep very soundly
     
pull someone's leg   play a joke on
     
 
 
 

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