Complete the given passage

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Complete the given passage.

When the Spaniard answered he ------------- (tell) me that their life ----------------- (be) so difficult that they ----------------- (will) do anything to escape. I ----------------- (suggest) that he should return to the mainland with Friday and --------------- (discuss) the matter with his fellow countrymen. If they ---------------- (be) willing to come to the island they -------------------- (can) return with him in the large canoe.

The Spaniard ------------------ (thank) me for my offer, but ----------------- (ask) whether we ---------------- (have) at present enough food upon the island to feed his companions as well as ourselves. This -------------- (be) a problem that I ------------- (have) not thought of, and I could see that we would need to grow far more grain if we --------------- (be) to have so many people upon the island.

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When the Spaniard answered he told me that their life was so difficult that they would do anything to escape. I suggested that he should return to the mainland with Friday and discussed the matter with his fellow countrymen. If they were willing to come to the island they could return with him in the large canoe.

The Spaniard thanked me for my offer, but asked whether we had at present enough food upon the island to feed his companions as well as ourselves. This was a problem that I had not thought of, and I could see that we would need to grow far more grain if we were to have so many people upon the island.

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