By Roger Lancelyn Green
The vintage tale of social justice and outrageous crafty. Robin Hood, champion of the bad and oppressed, stands opposed to the harsh strength of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking safe haven within the immense Sherwood woodland along with his band of fellows, he continues to be decided to outwit his enemies.
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Hold it to mom Maudlin, the clever girl whom you name a witch, inform her I despatched it: she a minimum of might be thankful and go back me her variety thank you. ’ ‘Marian! Can this be actual! ’ gasped Robin. ‘Friends, inform me that i'm yet dreaming, that i'm now not Robin Hood nor this my Marian? ’ ‘You are Robin Hood correct enough,’ snapped Marian. ‘You it really is who undercover agent on every little thing I do, and persist with me far and wide together with your jealousy and oppression… I’ll supply the venison to whom I please. I shot the deer, and it truly is mine to do away with. and also you shall now not name my variety good friend Maudlin a witch… move and swill ale with those vulgar shepherds and their ladies: i will endure your organization not more at the present time! ’ And with that she strode away into the wooden leaving all of them speechless. ‘I worry she is bothered with a few illness,’ acknowledged Robin ultimately. ‘Never has she been like this earlier than… i'll move search her… yet do her bidding, Scarlet, and take the venison to mom Maudlin… associates, forgive me. This has spoilt the entire pleasure of our merrymaking: yet I belief that each one could but be set correct. ’ Then Robin went off into the wooden, and almost immediately he discovered Marian sitting via the move with a shepherdess known as Amie who was once telling her the entire unhappy story of Eglamour and the misplaced Earine. ‘Oh, my love! ’ cried Marian so quickly as she observed Robin. ‘Forgive me for staying goodbye clear of you. ’ and he or she ran in the direction of Robin together with her hands outstretched. yet Robin stated sternly: ‘And am I now your love, and now not a undercover agent who follows you far and wide with my jealousy and oppression? ’ ‘Spy? Jealousy? ’ gasped Marian. ‘Oh, Robin, what do you suggest? ’ ‘Did you now not depart our site visitors pointing out starved sheep’s carcase used to be all they have been healthy for, and ship Will Scarlet to hold the veniosn to mom Maudlin? ’ ‘I, to mom Maudlin? ’ gasped Marian. ‘Does Scarlet say that? ’ ‘You can't deny it,’ acknowledged Robin, ‘for here's Lionel who heard all of it – and right here comes Scarlet himself! ’ ‘Alas! ’ cried Marian, her eyes filling with tears. ‘This is a few merciless jest you're working towards on me. I by no means stated any of these items, nor despatched the venison to mom Maudlin. I got here right here to the move to scrub, and might have lower back instantaneously had I no longer chanced on Amie and stayed to listen to of the unhappy lack of Earine. ’ by way of this time Scarlet had joined them. ‘I have performed your bidding,’ he acknowledged, ‘and taken the venison to mom Maudlin’s. ’ ‘Alas! ’ cried Marian back. ‘You are all in league opposed to me! I by no means gave you such a command. i've been the following forever with Amie, ever because I left you, simply after Lionel had instructed you of the raven and mom Maudlin. ’ ‘The raven and the witch! ’ exclaimed Scarlet. ‘By Our girl, there's something unusual in all this! Is it your will, solid woman Marian, that I deliver again the venison? ’ ‘It is indeed,’ responded Marian, and away went Scarlet at complete velocity. ‘Good Robin Hood,’ acknowledged Amie. ‘I swear prior to God that Maid Marian has been the following with me for no less than the half an hour – and while she got here it was once with arms defiled from the deer which she purposed yet to scrub within the circulation.