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Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire
by Howard Pyle
Binding: Paperback, 234 pages
Publisher: Donning Company Publishers
Weight: 2.05 pound
Dimension: H: 0.7 x L: 10.9 x W: 8.2 inches
ISBN 10: 0898656028
ISBN 13: 9780898656022
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: PART SECOND. In which shall be told how Robin Hood turned Butcher, and how he revenged himself upon the Sheriff. Also, of the famous adventures that be/el Little John at the Nottingham Archery Match, and how he entered the Sheriff's service. Robin Hood turns Butcher. OW after all these things had happened, and it became known to Robin Hood how the Sheriff had tried three times to make him captive, he said to himself : ' If I have the chance, I will make our worshipful Sheriff pay right well for that which he hath done to me. Maybe I may bring him some time into Sherwood Forest, and have him to a right merry feast with us.' For when Robin Hood caught a baron or a squire, or a fat abbot or bishop, he brought them to the greenwood tree and feasted them before he lightened their purses. But in the mean time Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest, without showing their faces abroad, for Robin knew that /fmo Robin aiii/ it would not be wise for him to be seen in the neighborhood of his Band dwelt ... i i i T i within Sher Nottingham, those in authority being very wroth with him. But mooj Forest for though they did not go abroad, they lived a merry life within the year woodlands, spending the days in shooting at garlands hung upon a willow wand at the end of the glade, the leafy aisles ringing with merry jests and laughter :for whoever missed the garland was given a sound buffet, which, if delivered by Little John, never failed to topple over the unfortunate yeoman. Then they had bouts of wrestling and of cudgel play, so that every day they gained in skill and strength. Thus they dwelt for nearly a year, and in that time Robin Hood often turned over in his mind many means of making an even score with the forth to seek Sheriff. At last he...


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