Fill in the blanks using correct forms of the verb given in the brackets:
Suddenly, the bushes _27_ (rustle). Father wolf dropped to the ground, _28_ (prepare) to leap at the predator. "_29_ (hold) on!" cried mother wolf, "It's a mancub!" It _30_ (be) a little baby who was just learning to walk. He _31_ (look) into father wolf's face and _32_ (laugh). Father wolf _33_ (close) his jaws on the child's back and _34_ (carry) him to mother wolf and _35_ (lay) him down among her cubs.
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In this sentence we would understand the usage of verb in different tense forms. The tense here represents the verb in past, present or future thus they are in different form but have the same meaning.
Option A is a simple past tense, is a statement of fact that was there in the past
Option B is a present continuous tense, used to talk about actions that continue for a period of time in present form
Option C is a simple present tense, is a statement of fact that still exists in the present
Option D is a continuous past tense, used to talk about actions that continue for a period of time in past form
This whole paragraph is in past tense form and a fact has been stated about the little baby. Thus it is a simple past tense