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Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

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

   The Sheriff {of Nottingham} hatedRobin (DO) and would have been very

glad (PA) [Adv. to "would have been" if any one had killed him (DO).] |

     The Sheriffwasa very unkind man (PN). | He treatedthe poor Saxons (DO) 

very badly. | He often tookaway all their money (DO), and their houses (DO) and 

leftthem (DO) to starve. [#1] | Sometimes, {for a very little fault}, hewould cut 

off their ears (DO) or fingers (DO). | The poor people used to go {into the 

wood}, | and Robinwould give them (IO) food (DO) and money (DO). |

1. The infinitive "to starve" functions as an adverb ("How?") to "left."