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from
"The Cat That Walked by Himself," by Rudyard Kipling
Analysis Key

     {Of course} the Man was wild (PA) too. | He was dreadfully

wild (PA). | He didnt even begin to be tame [#1] [Adv. to "begin"

till he met the Woman (DO)], and [Adv. to "begin" *till* she told

him (IO) [DO of "told" that she did not like living [#2] {in his wild 

ways}.]] | She picked out a nice dry Cave (DO), {instead of a heap}

{of wet leaves}, to lie [#3] down in; | and she strewed clean sand (DO)

{on the floor}; | and she lit a nice fire (DO) {of wood} {at the back}

{of the Cave}; | and she hung a dried wild-horse skin (DO)

tail-down, {across the opening} {of the Cave}; | and she said, [DO of

"said" *You* Wipe your feet (DO), dear [DirA], [Adv. to "Wipe" when

you come in,]] and [DO of "said" now well keep house (DO).] |


Notes for KISS Levels Four and Five
1. "Tame" is a predicate adjective after the infinitive "to be." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "did begin."
2. Gerund, direct object of "did like."
3. This infinitive can be explained as an adverb to "picked" and/or an adjective to "Cave."