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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

By Pyle, Howard

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Title: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood  
Author: Pyle, Howard
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Preface: FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE READER. You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you. Clap to the leaves and go no farther than this, for I tell you plainly that if you go farther you will be scandalized by seeing good, sober folks of real history so frisk and caper in gay colors and motley that you would not know them but for the names tagged to them. Here is a stout, lusty fellow with a quick temper, yet none so ill for all that, who goes by the name of Henry II. Here is a fair, gentle lady before whom all the others bow and call her Queen Eleanor. Here is a fat rogue of a fellow, dressed up in rich robes of a clerical kind, that all the good folk call my Lord Bishop of Hereford. Here is a certain fellow with a sour temper and a grim look?the worshipful, the Sheriff of Nottingham. And here, above all, is a great, tall, merry fellow that roams the greenwood and joins in homely sports, and sits beside the Sheriff at merry feast, which same beareth the name of the proudest of the Plantagenets?Richard of the Lion?s Heart. Beside these are a whole host of knights, priests, nobles, burghers, yeomen, pages, ladies, lasses, landlords, beggars, peddlers, and what not, all living the merriest of merry lives, and all bound by nothing but a few odd strands of certain old ballads (snipped and clipped and tied together again in a score of knots) which draw these jocund fellows here and there, singing as they go.

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Table of Contents: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, 1 -- Howard Pyle, 1 -- Preface, 1 -- PROLOGUE, 2 -- How Robin Hood Came to Be an Outlaw, 2 -- PART FIRST, 9 -- Robin Hood and the Tinker, 9 -- The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town, 16 -- Will Stutely Rescued by His Companions, 22 -- Robin Hood Turns Butcher, 27 -- Little John Goes to Nottingham Fair, 33 -- How Little John Lived at the Sheriff's, 37 -- Little John and the Tanner of Blyth, 44 -- Robin Hood and Will Scarlet, 49 -- The Adventure with Midge the Miller's Son, 55 -- Robin Hood and Allan a Dale, 64 -- Robin Hood Seeks the Curtal Friar, 72 -- Robin Hood Compasses a Marriage, 80 -- Robin Hood Aids a Sorrowful Knight, 86 -- How Sir Richard of the Lea Paid His Debts, 95 -- Little John Turns Barefoot Friar, 103 -- Robin Hood Turns Beggar, 111 -- Robin Hood Shoots Before Queen Eleanor, 121 -- The Chase of Robin Hood, 131 -- Robin Hood and Guy of Gisbourne, 140 -- King Richard Comes to Sherwood Forest, 149 -- Epilogue, 158


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