Fill in the blanks using the past
form of the verb given in the
brackets to complete the story :
The bagman __________ (say) that his uncle ___________ (be) the cleverest fellow and ___________ (wish) that the gentlemen and their fathers and mothers had known him. The very first night Tom Smart and his uncle _____?______ (meet), they ___________ (take) fancy for each other. They ___________ (make) a bet about making the best tumbler of fruit punch and drinking it the quickest.