Chapter V Mr.

Adjective

- From Grammar-Land or, Grammar In Fun For the Children of Schoolroom-shire by M.L. Nesbitt

By order of Judge Grammar, cross out all of the adjectives in the following story. (See examples in red.) Count and record the number of adjectives on the line provided. The Maiden Prince A long, long time ago, there lived in a grey old castle, a widowed queen, who had one only child, a beautiful bright boy. " My good husband was killed in the terrible war," said the timid queen, "and if my dear son grows up to be a strong man, I fear that he will go to the cruel wars, too, and be killed. So he shall learn nothing about rough war, but shall be brought up like a simple maiden." So she taught him all maidenly duties, to spin, and to weave, and to sew, and she thought he was too simple and quiet to wish to go to war; but one day there came to the great castle gate a noble knight riding a gallant charger. " Come," he cried to the young prince, " come, follow me. I ride to fight with the wicked and strong who are oppressing the weak and the poor." Up sprang, in a moment, the fair young boy, flung aside his girlish work, seized his father's battered sword, and leaped into the saddle behind the noble knight. " Farewell, dear mother," he cried, " no more girlish work for me. I must be a brave man, as my father was, and conquer or die in the rightful cause." Then the foolish queen saw that it was useless to try to make a daring boy into a timid maiden. Total Adjective Count ______________

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