The Robin Hood and His Merry Men

The Robin Hood and His Merry Men

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...his hands and apparently in great distress. " Have mercy upon us! It becomes not your Lordship's coat to rob so many poor men of their lives!" " No pardon!" said the Bishop sternly. " Come along with me, and before the King for judgment ye shall surely go." Then Robin set his back against a tree, and from underneath his shepherd's cloak, he drew his horn. He blew a loud blast, and the Bishop, sitting on his steed, saw in a trice three score and ten men running towards him from among the trees and rising from the moss. He turned pale at the formidable array. " What is the matter, master, that thou dost blow so hastily? " quoth one giant of seven feet, kneeling to the shepherd beside the tree, as did all the other merry men. " Here is the Bishop of Hereford," answered Robin; " and he says that we shall have no pardon for killing this deer." " Oh, he! " said Little John casually, throwing a careless glance at the Bishop, and rising as he spoke. " Let us cut off his head, master, and throw him into his grave! " The Bishop's teeth began to chatter. "Oh, pardon, pardon!" he cried abjectly, his tone entirely changed. " If I had known you were here, Robin Hood, I would surely have gone some other way." " Good sooth, I know that right well!" cried Robin, shaking with laughter. " No pardon, no pardon, my Lord Bishop!" and he mocked the Bishop's former manner. " Make haste and come along with me, for you are to dine with me to-day." Then he sprang forward, helped the Bishop down from his horse, and began to lead him along the forest path. His followers went also, guarded by Robin's men, and like the Bishop shaking in their shoes. When at length the Bishop came to the great oak tree, Robin's favorite trysting place, he grew calmer. Marian, dark and slender, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657764
  • 9781236657763