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.
As the rains receded I got a strange job. Our neighbour, a (1) ______ merchant decided to become a politician. But he was (2) ______ so he wanted me to (3) ______ him everywhere he went and read and write (4) ______ him. For my work I was to be paid decent (5) ______.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1