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

The Opening Sentences of Chapter Six:
Robin Hood and Maid Marian

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

    Long before Robin came to live in Sherwood Forest he used often 

to go there to hunt. There were many wild animals in the woods which

people were allowed to shoot. Only the deer belonged to the king, and

no one was allowed to hunt or kill them.

     One day while Robin was hunting in the forest he met a most 

beautiful lady. She was dressed in green velvet, the colour of the 

grass in spring. 

Note: This passage consists of 76 words in 5 sentences.