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The description of Sam, from
The Trumpet of the Swan, by E. B. White
An exercise in punctuation and capital letters

Directions: All the punctuation marks and capital letters have been removed from this passage. On this sheet, put in punctuation marks and make letters that should be capital capital.

     sam was eleven his last name was beaver he was strong for his

age and had black hair and dark eyes like an indian sam walked like

an indian too putting one foot straight in front of the other and

making very little noise the swamp through which he was traveling

was a wild place there was no trail and it was boggy underfoot

which made walking difficult every four or five minutes sam took his

compass out of his pocket and checked his course to make sure he

was headed in a westerly direction canada is a big place much of it

is wilderness to get lost in the woods and swamps of western canada

would be a serious matter