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You know I interviewed Janet Manowar that he that all of these are. Very good but the problem with this is another the series of readings recorded by Chuck Levy from the book by Howard Pyle Part 7. Robin Hood and Will Scarlet as Robin Hood walk along go to whether it was in the. Blood was of see where there. Is stockings like show me as he walked
to Robin. Robin Hood Littlejohn and author of bland traveled along the sunny road three stout fellows such as you could hardly match anywhere else. You know Merry England. Many stop to gaze after them as they strolled along so broad with their shoulders and so sturdy their gait. Littlejohn. Why did not go straight to Angus till yesterday as I told the. Owl had not gotten whacked by Arthur had done as I ordered. I feared the ruin that threatened the rain. Why it all great Dove not a drop of rain has fallen these three days. Neither has any threatened. Nor have I been a sign of foul weather an earth or sky or water. Nevertheless the only Saints winter in all of the waters of the heavens are in his pewter pot and he could have poured them out how do you even
from a clear sky turned Woodstock. You have had me what could have scared all all little job what. But our wits had stuck in that head of guy who could hold a anger against such a one as thou art. So seeing they all stepped out once more with the right foot foremost as the saying is. After they had traveled some distance. On the road dusty. Robin Hood was. Thirsty. There being a fountain of water as cold as ice just behind the head. They crossed the stile and came to where the water bubbled up from beneath a mossy stone. Here kneeling and making cups of the palms of their hands they drank their field and then the spot being cool and shady. They stretched their limbs and rested them
for a space. In front of them over beyond the head the dusty road stretched away across the plain. Behind them the meadow lands in bright green fields of tender young lady broadly in the sun. And overhead spread the leaves. Pleasantly to their nostrils came the tender fragrance of the Purple Violets and wild time. That grew within the dewy mice to the edge of the little fountain and pleasantly came the soft gurgle of the water. Was so pleasant and so full of the gentle joy of the bright May time
that for a long time no one of the three cared to speak but each lay on his back gazing up to the trembling leaves of the trees to the bright sky overhead. At last Robin whose thoughts were not quite so busy with gathering as those of the others and who had been gazing around him now and then broke the silence. A young gaily feathered bird I take my vow. The others looked and saw a young man walking slowly down the highway. Gay was he indeed does Robin Hood said. And a fine figure he cut was of scarlet silk and his stockings also and some sword hung by his side embossed leathern scabbard being picked out with fine threads of gold.
His cap was of scarlet velvet and a broad feather hung down behind and back of one ear his hair was long and yellow and curled upon his shoulder and in his hand he bore an early smell that daintily now and then. But in my life I thought I saw you I am such a pretty mincing fellow girlie. His clothes have overmuch prettiness for my taste. But alas his shoulders are broad and his lawyers are narrow and see a star good master. How did his arms hang from his body. They dangle not Dahlan like spindles but hangs stiff and bend at the elbow. All right Jake my Vaio there be no bread and milk limbs in those fine clothes but stiff joints and tough. You'll lose me thanks to Arkwright friend Arthur I do verily
think but yon is no such rose leaf and whipped cream gallant as he would have one take him to be the saint of such a fellow dot put a nasty taste into my mouth. Look how that he dug the hole that there are flower beds twixt his thumb and finger as he would say could draw. I like the not so ill but I can bear and I order for a little while I take it you are both wrong and then really believe that what a furious man was to run across his path he would cry la or the like a day and falls prey Twain to assume. I wonder who he may be. Some great parents are and I doubt not with Gordon Truman's money lining his purse. I Mary that is true I make no doubt. What up. Pity that such men as he that have no thought but to go abroad in gay clothes should have good fellows whose shoes they are not fit to tie dancing at the bidding
by St. Dunstan's and Dolphin sink with gold and all the good men in the section calendar. It don't make me mad to see such a large wing from over the sea go stepping on the necks of good sections who own this land before ever that great grand children the brawn. Why the bright ball of heaven high will have their ill gotten gains from them even though I hang for it as high as our own forestry intro would. Why oh no master. What future is this. How does such a die part of boiling I may have no bacon to cook me things yawn fellow's hair is over light for Norman locks. He may be a good man and true for all I know is just my head against a leaden farthing he is what I say. So life both here I say to life show you how I grab this fellow. So saying Robin Hood stepped forth from the shade of the beech tree crossed the
stile and stood in the middle of the road with his hands on his hips in the stranger's path. Meantime the stranger who had been walking so slowly that all this talk was before he came opposite the place where they were. Neither quickened his pace nor seemed to see that such a man as Robin Hood was in the world. So Robin Hood stood in the middle of the road waiting while the other walked slowly forward smelling his robe and looking this way and that and everywhere except that Robert when it last the stranger had come close to him. Robin cried Oh oh Stanwell the heart. Wherefore should I hold good and well for should I stand where I am now the less does not us desire that I should stay.
I will abide for a short time that I may hear what may just have to say to me then as thou dost so verily do as I tell thee and just give me such soft speech how I will also treat the with all due courtesy. I would have the Novell friend but I am as it were a boat at the shrine of St. Wilfrid. Me as snow took Willie nearly all the gold from the heathen and melted it up into candlesticks. Well for a pond such as come here abouts I levy a certain toll which I assume for a better purpose I hope that don't make candlesticks with all the faults we chuck. I would have the deliver to me that I purse that I may look into it and judge to the best of my poor powers whether thou hast more wealth about the than our law allows or as our good guys want to say is he who is fat from all the living and must needs lose blood all this time.
The youth had been sniffing at the rose that he held between his thumb and forefinger. Then when Robin Hood had done the youth turned to him with a gentle smile. I do love to hear the talk of pretty fellow and if haply not yet done finish I beseech day. I have yet some little time to stay. I have said all and now if wilt give me thy purse I will let thee go thy way without let or hindrance so soon as I shall see what it may hold. I would take none from the power has but little unless it doth grieve me much that I cannot do is die with. I have nothing to give. Let me go my way I pray thee I have done you no harm. I'll go it's not till thou has shown me the IPOs. Good friend I have business elsewhere. I have given thee much time and have heard the patiently for they let me depart in
peace. I have spoken to they friend and I now tell thee again that dago is not one step forward till thou hast done as I bid day. And so saying Robin raised his quarterstaff above his head in a threatening way. Unless it doth grieve me that this thing must be I fear much that I must slay the poor fellow. So saying the youth drew his sword and put by a weapon I would take no vantage of a dice saw it cannot stand against an oak and stuff such as mine. I could snap it like barley straw yonder good oak and take it by the roadside. Take the cudgel dames and defend myself fairly if I have to taste for a sound drubbing. First the stranger measured Robin with his eye. And then he measured the oaken stuff and presently he said. Thou art right good fellow. Truly my sword is no match for that
cudgel of dying. Bide The awhile till I get to stop. So saying he threw aside the rose that he had been holding all this time thrust his sword back into the scabbard and with a more hasty step than he had yet used. Step to the roadside where grew the little clump of ground Oaks Robin had spoken up. Choosing among them he presently found a sapling to his liking. He did not cut it but rolling up his sleeves a little way he laid hold of it placed his heel against the ground and with one mighty pull pluck the young tree up by the roots from out the very earth. Then he came back trimming away the roots and tender stems with his sword as quietly as if he had done not to speak of.
Little John. And the tenor had been watching all that passed. But when they saw the stranger dragged the sapling out of its root. But tenor pursed his lips together drawing his breath between them in a long inward whistle. And little John as soon as he could gather his wits from their wonder turned to Arthur by the breath of my body saw a star that Arthur merry. I think our poor master will stand but a new chance with yon fellow. But I Our Lady. He plucked up young green tree as it were of barley straw. Whatever Robin Hood thought he stood his ground and Nol he in the stranger in scarlet stood face to face. Well did Robin Hood hold his own that submitted country yeomen this way and that they fought and back and forth rob and steal
against the Strangers Strange but the highway rose up around them like a cloud so that at times Little John and the tenor could see nothing but only hear the rattle of the staves against one another thrice. Robin Hood struck the stranger. Once upon the army twice upon the ribs and yet had he wanted all the others blows only one of which I did made its mark. We have laid out. Robin lowered in the dust that he had never gone before. At last the stranger struck Robin's cudgel so fairly in the middle that he could hardly hold his staff in his hand. Again he struck and Robin bent beneath the blow. A third time he struck and now not only fairly beat down Robin scarred but gave him such a rap also that down he tumbled into the dusty road. And when he saw the stranger raising his staff once more Robin cried Both are you know me at this little John burst from his cover with the tenor at his heels.
Oh oh you all right. Nay if there be two more of you and each a stout as this good fellow Him like to have my hands full. Nevertheless come on and I will strive my best to serve you all thought good fellow. We will fight no bar. I take my Vaio this is a new day for thee and me Little John. I do verily believe that my wrist and take mine are marked policy by the jar of the blow that the stranger struck me. Then Little John turned to Robin Hood. Oh no good master. As though Martin and polite merry thought I'd jerk it is all be followed with the dust of the road. Let me help you to a raw rise up put on my aid I can get to my feet without my help. Good fellow. But let me at least dust dye
coat for the fear that I poor bones are mightily saw or give over I say. My coat has been dusted enough already without the aid of thine. Then turning to the stranger Robin said. What may be the name Goodfellow by name is gun well ha. Is it even so. I have New York you know that name whence came a friend from Maxfield town I come there I was born and bred and thence I come to seek my mother's young brother whom men call Robin Hood. So a paternal Damaeus direct me. Ha. We'll get on well. Surely it can be not all up I might have known the by that pretty mate narrow mind that dainty finicking manner of Kate. Does not know me lad and look upon me well know by the breath of my body.
I do believe from my heart that my own Uncle Robin. Certain it is so. Then Robin placed both hands upon will gamble shoulders held him off at arm's length and scanned him keenly from top to toe. Why. Whoa now what changes here. Verily some eight or ten years ago I let the first crippling lead with great joints an ill hung limbs and lo here though not as tight a fellow as ever I set my eyes upon. Does Starr not remember aloud how I showed him the proper way to knit the goose feather between fingers and throw up my bow Armstead Lee gave us great promise of beer and does not bind how I taught. They do fend and parry with the cudgel. Oh yes and I did so look up to the and thought these so above all other man that I make my fellow. Had I known who the hell worked I would never have dared to lift a hand against thee this day high cost I did
thee no great honor. Robin looked hastily sideways at Littlejohn. No no not it's no army. But say no more of that diaper today. Yet I will say glad that I hope I may never feel again such a blow as Dow did give me bar lady my arm doth tingle yet from finger nail to elbow. Truly I thought that I was housing for life. I tell the cause that thou art the longest man that ever I laid my eyes upon. I take my vow I felt my stomach quake when I beheld the pluck up young green tree is now didst But tell me how came a stout to leave so red were to die mother. Alas it is an ill story uncle that I have to tell me. My father stood who came to us after old Giles quickly died. Was ever a saucy Violet and I know not why my father kept him saving that he did oversee with great judgment. It used to gall me to hear him speak up so
boldly to my father who don't know it was ever a patient man and to those about him and slow to anger and harsh words. Well one day in an evil day it was for that saucy fellow he sought to be read to my father. I standing by I could stand it no longer good uncle. So stepping forth I gave him a box of the and would still believe it. The fellow's straightway died away. I think they said I broke his neck or something of the like. So off they packed me to seek the Indus keep the law and I was on my way when I was tossed to me. And here I am. Well by the faith of my heart for anyone else keeping the law that was taking it the most easily that ever I beheld in all my life whenever Did any one in all the world see one who had slain a man and was a scaping because of it tripping along the highway like a dainty damsel sniffing at a rose the while. Go over haste. Never turned good but there is the old saying have it.
Moreover I do verily believe that this over strength of my body has the taken the nimbleness out of my heel. Why thou didst but just now read me thrice and I never once save by overbearing thee by my strength. Nay let us stay home or on that score. I am right glad to see they will have a volatile time. Great honor and credit to my band of merry fellows. But now must change the name fog warnings will be out presently against the soul because of by gay clothes. I'll shout an fault line for a be called Will Scarlet scarlet Scarlet the name fitted right glad am I to welcome the among us I am called Little John and this is a new member who has just joined us Turner named author of land of our art like to achieve
fame will let me tell thee. For there will be many a merry ballad song about the country had many a merry story told in Show word of Oh Robin Hood taught Littlejohn and author of bland the proper way to use the quarterstaff. Likewise as it were how our good master bit off so large a piece of cake that he choked on it. Day Good Little John. Why should we speak of this little matter are pretty. Let us keep this day's doings among ourselves with Oh my heart. But good master. I thought the POW did love the Mary story because DA has so often made a jest about a certain increase of fatness on my joints of flesh gathered by my lazy living in a good little John. I do but think me I have said full enough on that score. It is well for in truth I myself have tired of it
somewhat. But no I b think me thou didst also seem minded to make a jest of the rain that brightened last night. So no you didn't I was mistaken. I remember me now it did seem to threaten rain. Truly I did think so myself. Therefore no doubt Dagos think it was wise of me to abide all night at the blue Borean instead of venturing forth in such stormy weather costo knocked up a plague of the night doings. Oh we'll have it sold ALL WORK RIGHT to abide wherever thou didst choose. Once more it is well. As for myself I have been blind this day. All right I did not see the drug I did not see the tumbled heels over head in the dust. I defy any man says the word. I can with a clear
conscience readily as Loring tongue between his teeth come my merry men. We will go no farther today but will return to Sherwood and DOL shall not go to Lancaster at another time Littlejohn. So said Robert. Now that his bones were sore he felt as though a long journey would be an ill thing for him. So turning their backs they retraced their steps whence they came. Manuel the chief man next to Robin Hood and three of the bravest outlaws with
God in the north country. If you will have more oh oh oh oh. So when's part seven of the merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. The reader was Chuck Levy the recorder tunes were played by Zuzana Hart and the ballad sung by Dick Moore. Robin Hood was recorded in the studios of KPFA Berkeley. Well the National Association of educational broadcasters. Will hear now the trio sonata in G major opus 5. Number four by George Frederick Handel and this recording the work is played by Peter Wright bar and I'm talking feats. Violins Tonio cello continuo and Hans Ondrea a harpsichord.
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Lewis. Will you. Are you. Going to. Let. You live. Please.
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The merry adventures of Robin Hood
Part Seven: Robin Hood and Will Scarlet
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