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Reading Comprehension
Volume 4, Number 9, November 2, 1998

Use the context and the rhyming pattern to help you supply the missing words.

Old Man John

Old Man John is a crazy old guy.
He might play golf
when the moon is high.
He might play golf
when the moon is low.
He will play golf
in a foot of _______.

Old Man John keeps money in a box,
but he mostly buys
a bunch of stocks.
He drives a car
that is not quite new,
It’s held together
with Crazy _______.

Old Man John doesn’t want a wife.
He says, “No woman
will rule my life!”
Old Man John
doesn’t have a cat,
but he says,
“I might just go for _______!”

Old Man John doesn’t have much hair.
He cuts it short
and he doesn’t care.
His top’s not plain
for the fur it lacks;
He makes it shine
with candle _______.

Old man John, he is strange but true.
He’s always there
with a hand for you.
He’s always there
with an ear to lend.
Yes, Old Man John
is a real good _______!

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