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forest

an area of woodland, historically, one owned by the sovereign and set apart as a hunting ground with its own laws and officers.
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Twas the man who had usurped his father's place as Head Forester, and who had roughly turned his mother out in the snow.
It shall be as you say," retorted the Forester angrily, "your head for your sauciness that you hit not my target.
I have looked upon your face once too often already, my fine Forester.
Now the forester had an old cook, who one evening took two pails and began to fetch water, and did not go once only, but many times, out to the spring.
Early next morning the forester got up and went out hunting, and when he was gone the children were still in bed.
Then she was terribly alarmed, and she said to herself: 'What shall I say now when the forester comes home and sees that the children are gone?
Then all the foresters were filled with rage, and he who had spoken the first and had lost the wager was more angry than all.
Never a word said Robin Hood, but he looked at the foresters with a grim face; then, turning on his heel, strode away from them down the forest glade.
Marry, NO man SAW the killing, but this Unknown saw this hardy wretch near to the spot where the stag lay, and came with right loyal zeal and betrayed him to the forester.
He is here to-night for herbergage, as are the others except the foresters.
It would take a clever man to live upon thy labor, Hugh," remarked one of the foresters, "seeing that the half of thy time is spent in swilling mead at the `Pied Merlin.
The whole party was soon reunited, and another consultation was held between the scout and his new comrades, during which, they, whose fates depended on the faith and ingenuity of these unknown foresters, had a little leisure to observe their situation more minutely.