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In the meantime, Robin Hood had sent off several of his followers in different directions, as if to reconnoitre the enemy; and when he saw the company effectually broken up, he approached Richard, who was now completely armed, and, kneeling down on one knee, craved pardon of his Sovereign.
Robin Hood assured them that he had detached a party in the direction of the road they were to pass, who would not fail to discover and apprize them of any secret ambuscade; and that he had little doubt they would find the ways secure, or, if otherwise, would receive such timely notice of the danger as would enable them to fall back on a strong troop of archers, with which he himself proposed to follow on the same route.
The hood bulged, flashed, was whirled off in a dozen tattered frag- ments of red flesh and glittering metal.
The living intelligence, the Martian within the hood, was slain and splashed to the four winds of heaven, and the Thing was now but a mere intricate device of metal whirling to destruction.
The lady with the red cushion produced a great effect--for she was very handsome--upon the lady with he black hood, who saw in her a rival really to be dreaded; a great effect upon Porthos, who thought her much prettier than the lady with the black hood; a great effect upon D'Artagnan, who recognized in her the lady of Meung, of Calais, and of Dover, whom his persecutor, the man with the scar, had saluted by the name of Milady.
He guessed that the lady of the black hood was the procurator's wife of the Rue aux Ours, which was the more probable from the church of St.
He pulled the edge of the hood well forward over his brow before he muttered:
A mysterious, remorseless whisper came from within the motionless black hood at my side.
Said the White Hood (and he is indeed as old as the Jungle): 'It is long since I have seen a man.
I am Dr Hood, and my work is almost entirely literary and educational.
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.
The Robin Hood ballads are full of humor; they are full, too, of English outdoor life, of hunting and fighting.