In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
The two men bowed to one (1) ______ and parted. D'Artagnan found himself in a difficult (2) ______ . He was going to have to (3) ______ three duels in a (4) ______ of three hours. He thought, "If they kill me, (5) ______ I shall be killed by a Musketeer.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no. 4