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Robin Longbow is a sub-apprentice forester in Sherwood woodland, slightly eking out a living-and slightly capable of keep an eye on his mood while he's faced via the name callings of the executive Forester's favourite. One careless shot, and he has killed the guy. From then on, Robin is at the run-but he's not by myself. Joined first via his associates a lot and Marian, then by way of a growing number of those who despise the Norman lords who tax them blind, Robin builds a group of Saxon outlaws deep in Sherwood who threat the gallows and the sword for the sake of justice and freedom.

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Gilbert is with him; I got here forward for support. ” Bartlemey used to be carried to Greentree white and sweating, however the friar pulled the shaft out simply and declared the wound shallow, “as such issues move. you'll come to no lasting damage, my buddy, even though you discover it not easy to think now, for those who keep on with my directions. ” And he gave his orders for the making of a poultice. It was once deep evening through this time, and the friar agreed to stick: “I am too drained to stroll a ways, and that i would prefer along with to determine Bartlemey once again sooner than I depart him for your uncertain mercies. ” Room was once made for him, and a blanket came across, no longer too threadbare nor too bothered through its lifestyles in a moist cave and its stories of the sheep who had initially worn it. There do not have been foresters prowling—particularly in such numbers—through that little bit of Sherwood the place Eva and Gilbert and Bartlemey have been, to any extent further than there must have been foresters the place Cecil and Little John had met them just a couple of days earlier than. Robin’s outlaws have been too many to stay invisible and too few to resist a made up our minds attempt to put off them. Robin knew he wouldn't have the capacity to sleep quickly that evening. He lower back to the fireplace and poked a nook of the low-burning embers to cause them to seize back. He stood gazing the little tongue of flame, after which picked up the cup he were whittling whilst Marian had final visited Greentree; he had no longer touched it considering. there has been now not adequate gentle to work out adequately; yet his palms knew the form of either cup and blade—and no longer all the outlaws’ consuming vessels sat immediately besides. a minimum of he wouldn't lower himself. most likely. He couldn't undergo to take a seat doing not anything, and he used to be too drained to face an additional watch and permit somebody sleep who may. each person else had long gone both to mattress or again on protect; the camp was once very quiet, apart from an occasional pop from the fireplace and the scrape of knife opposed to wooden. So he heard the virtually silent tread at the back of him; after which Will Scarlet dropped down beside him with a sigh. “I’ve by no means identified you not able to sleep,” stated Robin, after a minute. Will smiled a bit. “The stable friar takes up the gap of 2 men—and that’s you and me, i assume. I’m thankful it won’t rain this night, for it’s a tree for us. ” He paused. “Besides … i've got desired to say whatever to you. ” Robin’s knife appeared at a loss; it groped its excess of the skin of the knot, yet stumbled on no chip able to be reduce out. “You will need to know,” acknowledged Will. “Or chances are you'll throw me into the fireplace. yet you need to know—” “Out with it, man,” stated Robin to his knife. Will checked out his arms as though he needed for whatever to cut at additionally. “Marian has a suitor. She has had them on account that she used to be fourteen, I know—but the years draw through, and her father grows older, and … the months go and not anything turns out to alter. Marian is from domestic a bit extra usually is all, yet now not much more frequently guy who doesn't need to know can't forget about it. And so his options ease again into the well-worn approach that's such a lot cozy to him.

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