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King Arthur, His Court and Knights in the Age of Chivalry, by Andrew Lang

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334 THE STORY OF ROBIN HOOD
But Robin would not take the money. A miracle had happened, he said, and Our Lady had paid it to him, and shame would it be for him to take it twice over. Then he noticed for the first time the bows and arrows wThich the Knight had brought, and asked what they were. l A poor present to you,' answered the Knight, and Robin, who would not be outdone, sent Little John once more to his treasury, and bade him bring forth four hundred pounds, which was given to the Knight. After that they parted, in much love, and Robin prayed the Knight if he were in any strait ' to let him know at the greenwood tree, and while there was any gold there he should have it.'
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