Having spent twenty years in prison, he was finally released. He 1___________ deeply. He thought 2_________ he would spend the rest of his life in the open air, it didn't matter where 3___________ he could breathe the air and never 4_____________ again. But before 5______________, he had to buy 6____________. After 7___________, he arrived at a 8__________ office. No 9____________ he got in the hired car 10___________ he realised he 11___________ remembered how to turn on 12_______________. He 13____________ for some time but 14____________ got the engine going, he drove long into the night. The location of the tree stuck in his mind. It was 15___________ his memory like a 16_______________. Even in the 17__________ he would remember 18__________ of the hill, 19__________ in the road, the thick branches hanging over a 20____________ gate. He'd been looking forward to this moment for twenty years. 21__________________ so patiently, he knew his moment was close.
2. to himself
3. as long as
4. be confined
confine somebody/something (in something) /kənˈfaɪn/ [usually passive] to keep a person or an animal in a small or closed space. Sp. confinar. E.g. Keep the dog confined in a suitable travelling cage. Here the river is confined in a narrow channel. The soldiers concerned were confined to barracks (= had to stay in the barracks, as a punishment).
5. all that
6. a shovel
shovel: /ˈʃʌvl/ a tool with a long handle and a broad blade with curved edges, used for moving earth, snow, sand, etc. E.g. workmen with picks and shovels (North American English) The children took their pails (buckets) and shovels to the beach.
8. car rental
9. sooner had
12. the ignition
ignition: /ɪɡˈnɪʃn/ the
electrical system of a vehicle that makes the fuel begin to burn to
start the engine; the place in a vehicle where you start this system. Sp. arranque. E.g. to turn the ignition on/ off. To put the key in the ignition.
13. fiddled around
fiddle (with something) to keep touching or moving something with your hands, especially because you are bored or nervous. Sp. toquetear, manosear. He was fiddling with his keys while he talked to me.
14. once he'd
15. burned into
scar: a mark that is left on the skin after a wound has healed. E.g. a scar on his cheek. Will the operation leave a scar?
18. the rise
19. the curve
20. rusting iron
rust: if metal rusts or something rusts it, it becomes covered with rust (a reddish-brown substance that is formed on some metals by the action of water and air). Corrode. E.g. old rusting farming implements.
21. Having waited