There was once a great artist in Belgium who said that his daughter should never marry anyone but an artist. But she loved a blacksmith and the blacksmith was in love with her. When she told him that her father did not allow her to marry anyone but an artist, he left his trade and studied hard in order to become a painter. He was certainly a man of great talent, as in short time he became a good painter. One day the young painter went to the artist's studio and, finding that the artist was not at home, decided to wait for him. Nobody had seen him come into the studio. He looked round at the pictures. At last he took a brush and painted a bee on the leg of one of the figures and then stood aside to look at it. Suddenly he heard somebody open the door. He quickly put the brush down and turned to the door. The artist was not yet in the room and did not see his visitor put the brush in its place. When he came in he at once saw the bee on the leg of one of his figures: he thought that it was a real bee and tried to brush it off. When the young painter saw this he could not help smiling. The artist smiled too when he saw his mistake and said that it was a wonderful little painting. The young man told him the whole story and soon after that the young painter and the artist's daughter got married.
1. Who was there once in Belgium?
2. Did he have a daughter?
3. Whom did his daughter love?
4. Why did the blacksmith leave his trade?
5. Was he a man of great talent?
6. Where did the young painter go one day?
7. Was the painter at home?
8. Where was the young man waiting for the painter?
9. What was there in the studio?
10. What did he paint and where?
11. Was he standing with a brush when the painter came?
12. Why did the painter try to brush the bee off?
13. Was the bee painted very well?
14. Did the young people marry?