Professor Brown was once on his way to Manchester. In those days travelling was difficult, and finding that he could not reach the town before night, he began to look for a suitable inn where he could spend the night. He met a man whom he asked whether he knew a good house where he could spend the night.
The man, not understanding what Mr. Brown wanted, sent him to a large house, which belonged to a rich man whose name was Smith. Mr. Brown went there and was met by Mr. Smith himself. Mr. Brown thought that the house was an inn and that Mr. Smith was the innkeeper, and asked him to prepare a room and supper for him.
At first Mr. Smith was surprised, but he soon understood Mr. Brown's mistake. So he decided to play a joke on him. Supper was prepared for him and Mr. Brown was given everything he wanted.
In the morning Mr. Brown ordered breakfast and asked for his bill. Then Mr. Smith said with a smile that he was his guest, and Mr. Brown realized his mistake.
1. Where was Professor Brown travelling once?
2. Was it easy to travel men?
3. Why did he begin to look for a suitable inn?
4. Did the man, whom he met, understand him?
5. Why did Mr. Smith accomodate Professor Brown?
6. Did Mr. Brown understand his mistake?
7. How did Mr. Brown like it?