The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 5

The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...horse went on as he would. At so sad a sight the hearts of the outlaws were filled with pity, and Little John fell on his knees and 30 bade the Knight welcome in the name of his master. "Who is your master?" asked the Knight. 10 15 20 25 "Robin Hood," answered Little John. "I have heard much good of him," replied the Knight, "and will go with you gladly." ' Then they all set off together, tears running down the Knight's cheeks as he' rode. But he said nothing; neither was anything said to him. And in this wise they came to Robin Hood. "Welcome, Sir Knight," cried he, "and thrice welcome, for I waited to break my fast till you or some other had come to me." "God save you, good Robin," answered the Knight; and after they had washed themselves in the stream, they sat down to dine off bread and wine, with flesh of the King's deer, and swans and pheasants. "Such a dinner have I not had for three weeks and more," said the Knight. "And if I ever come again this way, good Robin, I will give'you as fine a dinner as you have given me." "I thank you," replied Robin; "my dinner is always welcome; still, I am none so greedy but I can wait for it. But before you go, pay me, I pray you, for the food which you have had. It was never the custom for a yeoman to pay for a Knight." _ "My bag is empty," said the Knight, "save for ten shillings only." "Go, Little John, and look in his wallet," said Robin, "and, Sir Knight, if in truth you have no more, not one penny will I take; nay, I will give you all that you shall need." So Little John spread out the...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898338
  • 9781236898333