6 Choose the correct options.
As a man and his son (1) were going / had gone with their donkey to market, they (2) were meeting / met a man who said: ‘Why (3) aren’t you riding / didn’t you ride your donkey?’ So the man (4) was putting / put the boy on the donkey and they (5) continued / were continuing to walk.
But soon they passed a group of men, and one said: ‘Look at that lazy boy, who (6) rides / rode while his father has to (7) walking / walk.’ So the man ordered his boy to (8) get / got off, and got on the donkey himself.
But they (9) didn’t go / hadn’t gone far when they passed two women. One said to the other, ‘What a terrible father – he makes his poor little son walk.’ So this time the man (10) was putting / put the boy in front of him on the donkey.
But people in the town said, ‘How awful for the poor donkey to carry both of them!’ So as they (11) had walked / were walking across the market bridge, the man (12) decided / had decided they should carry the donkey. But the donkey (13) was kicking / kicked the boy, who (14) was dropping / dropped the donkey, and it (15) fell / had fallen over the bridge and (16) had drowned / drowned. Moral: Try and please everybody and you please nobody.