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Now the archers prepared to shoot again, each with some little care.
Rob the Stroller," said he, "here is the golden arrow which has been offered to the best of archers this day.
Then the Sheriff leaned forward, looking keenly among the press of archers to find whether Robin Hood was among them; but no one was there clad in Lincoln green, such as was worn by Robin and his band.
And now the archers shot, each man in turn, and the good folk never saw such archery as was done that day.
cried the archer, loosening his jerkin, and eyeing his foeman over with the keen glance of one who is a judge of manhood.
Shalt clip me as best you can then," quoth the archer, moving out into the open space, and keeping a most wary eye upon his opponent.
Big John stood waiting in the centre with a sullen, menacing eye, and his red hair in a bristle, while the archer paced lightly and swiftly to the right and the left with crooked knee and hands advanced.
With a bellow of rage, Hordle John squeezed him limp in his huge arms; and then, picking him up, cast him down upon the floor with a force which might well have splintered a bone or two, had not the archer with the most perfect coolness clung to the other's forearms to break his fall.
Not I," quoth the archer, pulling on his clothes, "I have come well out of the business.
I doubt it not, mon ami," quoth the archer, going back to his tankard.
It would indeed be a bad thing if we had not our brave archers to bring wealth and kindly customs into the country," quoth Dame Eliza, on whom the soldier's free and open ways had made a deep impression.
which means in the Latin tongue that archers are all honorable men.