Robin Hood and the Sheriff's Gold.
“Pay up you stinking peasants!” yelled Guy of Gisborne to the crowding peasants as his soldiers patrolled the street for their taxes. They had been there the week before to collect taxes and yet they returned once more to bring shocking news to the poor people of the village. “You shall not pay monthly any more,” said Guy with an evil grin. “You shall now pay weekly!”
“But we can hardly afford the monthly taxes let alone weekly ones!” cried the villagers in despair.
“Well the Sheriff of Nottingham demands it so! If you have no
money left we will just have to take whatever you have!” He sneered; and with that the villagers were stripped of whatever money or valuables they had, including wedding rings. Yet on their way back to the Sheriff’s castle an arrow pierced Guy’s shirt and pinned him to a tree. There high above him was the known out-law.
“Robin Hood!” yelled a soldier. As the soldier nervously approached the famous outlaw, Robin’s band of merry men come and attacked the soldiers. Swiftly they took back the stolen possessions and before the soldiers could fight back they had disappeared into the trees. That night the villagers cheered as their possessions were returned to them by Robin and his men. “Hooray for Robin Hood!” they cheered and danced. Yet Robin was not satisfied. He wanted to make sure the sheriff would not use the already stolen possessions of other peasants to overthrow the King. If he did the poverty and
the harsh lives of the poor would increase! The villagers seeing his despair tried to cheer him up. “He’s the best fighter in England!” they cheered. Another even went on to say “He should enter the sheriff’s tournament to find the best
fighter of England! The winner would become the Sheriff’s Chief of Guards”. Robin’s once thinking face split into a sly grin. This competition would gain him access to the Sheriff’s loot and he would finally be able to return all of the people’s possessions and ensure that the Sheriff would not over throw the
King. A plan slowly began to form, and by the next morning Robin had already set off to overthrow the Sheriff’s power.
The day of the tournament soon arrived. Warriors from all over England arrived to prove their strengths and skills. The most fearsome and skillful being the Dark Knight.
Amongst them was a farmer with a muddy face and a black scruffy
beard. Little did the sheriff know that this was the one and only Robin Hood!
(in disguise). The first round of the tournament of strength was a round of
sword fighting! Robin versed the invisible Dark Knight with ease and swiftly
defeated him (much to everyone’s surprise) . The second round was
one of fighting on balancing logs over the moat. This time the Dark Knight made Robin lose his balance and fall into the water below. The final round was an archery shoot out. The Dark Knight drew his bow and with the confidence of a noble man shot his arrow….. STRAIGHT THROUGH THE BULLSEYE. The crowd roared and cheered as the knight bowed and turned to the disguised Robin. “There’s no way you can win.” proudly bragged the knight. But Robin knew better. Slowly Robin drew and aimed his bow, and with the release of his breath he sent his arrow… STRAIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE DARK NIGHT’S ARROW splitting it in two. The crowd went into a frenzy! Never had they seen such skill! And from a farmer
That night Robin sat in the Sheriff’s treasure room as the Chief of Guards. His mission was to prevent any outlaw from stealing the money. But we all know the real reason Robin was there. Swiftly he began dropping the large sacks of money down the toilet chute, which exited into the moat. There lying in wait were his merry gang. As quietly as mice they fished the bags of money out of the moat and silently swam back to shore where they would met Robin and return the money to the villagers. The sheriff would never suspect a thing until the next morning when he found his empty treasure room, and a missing Chief of Guards. :)
The Legend of Robin Hood :)
Everyone has heard the stories of Robin Hood and his Merry Men in the Sherwood Forest. There are many versions of many stories told over the years. So here is the most common of the Robin Hood adventures to be known in HISTORY!