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

The Opening Sentences of Chapter Nine:
The Death of Robin Hood

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

     Robin Hood lived to be very old. Though his hair was white, his 

back was straight as that of a young man. He was strong, and brave 

as an old lion, and his men loved and obeyed him as much as ever.

     As the years went on Little John and he loved each other more

and more. They were hardly ever apart.

     But at last Robin began to feel weak and ill. 

Note: This passage consists of 72 words in 6 sentences.