Mr Brown was going away for a week. Before he left, he said to his son, "if anyone asks for me, you can tell him that your father has been out for doing something, and will be back in a week, then be sure to ask him to sit down for a cup of tea."
"OK, Dad," said his son. But he was afraid his son couldn't remember this, he wrote these words down on a piece of paper and gave it to him. His son put it into his small pocket, so that he could take it out and look at it every now and then.
Four days passed, but no one came to see his father. The boy thought that there was no man _______ (come) and that the piece of paper was of no more use for him, so he burnt it that evening.

Which one is better, "to come" or "coming", and why?
I would normally say
left to come
thus, perhaps in short form:
to come
The boy thought that no one was coming.

(There are a few other errors in the main part as well.)
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
I think "coming" is correct.

Thank you both!
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.