The KISS Grammar Workbooks
Studies in Style
Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

The Opening Sentences of Chapter Four: 
Robin Hood and the Butcher

Directions: Analyze the following passage and then complete a data sheet.

     The Sheriff of Nottingham hated Robin and would have been very

glad if any one had killed him.

     The Sheriff was a very unkind man. He treated the poor Saxons

very badly. He often took away all their money, and their houses 

and left them to starve. Sometimes, for a very little fault, he would 

cut off their ears or fingers. The poor people used to go into the

wood, and Robin would give them food and money. 

Note: This passage consists of 78 words in 6 sentences.