By Howard Pyle
The existence and instances of Everyone's favourite thief
Filled with motion, villains, and surprises, the legend lives on. Days of previous bursting with pageantry, knights, and lovely maidens go back in an excellent version of this favourite vintage tale.
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Unluckily! my lord, that thou hast been so ill-treated through my band! I inform thee really that we drastically reverence thy textile. Little John, stand forth straightway. ” At those phrases Little John got here ahead, twisting his face right into a whimsical glance, as if he could say, “Ha’ mercy upon me, sturdy grasp. ” Then Robin grew to become to the Bishop of Hereford and stated: “Was this the guy who spake so boldly for your lordship? ” “Ay, actually it was once the same,” stated the Bishop; “a naughty fellow, I wot. ” “And didst thou, Little John,” acknowledged Robin, in a tragic voice, “call his lordship a fats priest? ” Robin Hood pretends to take Little John to job. “Ay,” acknowledged Little John, sorrowfully. “And a man-eating bishop? ” “Ay,” acknowledged Little John, extra sorrowfully than sooner than. “And a money-gorging usurer? ” “Ay,” stated Little John, in so sorrowful a voice that it could have drawn tears from the Dragon of Wentley. “Alas, that these items will be! ” acknowledged jolly Robin, turning to the Bishop, “for i've got ever came across Little John a honest guy. ” At this a roar of laughter went up, whereat the blood rushed into the Bishop’s face until eventually it was once cherry crimson from crown to chin; yet he acknowledged not anything, and merely swallowed his phrases, notwithstanding they basically choked him. “Nay, my Lord Bishop,” acknowledged Robin, “we are tough fellows, yet I belief now not such sick males as thou thinkest, in the end. there's not a guy the following that may damage a hair of thy reverence’s head. i do know thou paintings galled via our jesting, yet we're all equivalent right here within the greenwood, for there aren't any bishops nor barons nor earls between us, yet basically males, so thou needs to proportion our lifestyles with us while thou dost abide the following. Come, busk ye, my merry males, and get the dinner party prepared. interim we'll express our site visitors our wooded area activities. ” So, while a few went to kindle the fires for roasting meats, others ran jumping to get their cudgels and lengthy bows. Then Robin introduced ahead Sir Richard o’ the Lea. “My Lord Bishop,” stated he, “here is one other visitor that we've got with us this present day. I want that thou mightst understand him higher, for I and all my males will attempt to honor you either at this merrymaking. ” “Sir Richard,” stated the Bishop, in a reproachful tone, “methinks thou and that i are partners and fellow victims during this den of—” He used to be approximately to claim “thieves,” yet he stopped unexpectedly and regarded askance at Robin Hood. “Speak out, Bishop,” quoth Robin, guffawing. “We of Sherwood fee now not a simple move of phrases. ‘Den of thieves’ thou wast approximately to claim. ” The Bishop of Hereford reproaches Sir Richard of the Lea. Quoth the Bishop, “Mayhap that was once what I intended to claim, Sir Richard; yet this i'll say, that I observed thee simply now snigger on the scurrilous jests of those fellows. it will were extra turning into of thee, methinks, to have checked them with frowns rather than spurring them on by means of laughter. ” “I intended no damage to thee,” acknowledged Sir Richard; “but a merry jest is a merry jest, and that i may possibly really say i'd have laughed at it had it been opposed to mine personal self. ” yet now Robin Hood referred to as upon convinced ones of his band who unfold smooth moss upon the floor and laid deer skins thereon.