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

The Opening Sentences of Chapter Eight:
Robin Hood and King Richard

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

    When Richard Coeur de Lion came back from the Holy Land, he

found England in a sad state. Prince John had ruled very badly and 

had done many cruel and unjust acts. He had made the people very 

unhappy, so they rejoiced greatly when the King returned.

      He set to work at once to try to put things right again. After he 

had been in London a short time, he decided to go to Nottingham to 

find out for himself the truth about Robin Hood.

Note: This passage consists of 85 words in 5 sentences.