Task: Underline all the verb forms in the following text and try to define the respective tense! (Unterstreiche alle Verbformen in dem folgenden Text und versuche, die jeweilige Zeitform zu bestimmen!


In the truck Mr Matimba explained what had happened, how he had told Doris that I was an orphan and was living with my uncle but had not been sent to school because there was no money for fees. He had said I was very clever, worked hard and was selling maize to make the money. He told me that Doris had thanked him for helping me and given ten pounds towards my shool fees. Ten pounds. We never even talked about that much money at home. Now I was holding it in my hands! The money, the money - no thought for the method.