The KISS Grammar Workbooks Return to Ouida
Directions Delayed Subjects (IM)

Exercise # 3 on Subordinate Clauses as Delayed Subjects or Sentences
From A Dog of Flanders by Ouida

Nevertheless, the miller said the brutal thing openly to many of his neighbors in the day

that followed; and though no serious charge was ever preferred against the lad, it got 

bruited about that Nello had been seen in the mill-yard after dark on some unspoken 

errand, and that he bore Baas Cogez a grudge for forbidding his intercourse with little

Alois; and so the hamlet, which followed the sayings of its richest landowner servilely,

and whose families all hoped to secure the riches of Alois in some future time for their 

sons, took the hint to give grave looks and cold words to old Jehan Daas' grandson.