"That's for all the world like the cry I heard from the little black pond to the westward," said Little John.
Robin shook his head, for he knew better than to believe Little John's tale.
It was very dark, and Little John thought it only prudent to keep his fingers on his knife.
I take my vow, this is an ill day for thee and me, Little John.
Now I would give three golden angels from my own pocket if yon stout fellow would give Little John a right sound drubbing!
At this all laughed but Little John and Robin, who twisted up his face.
He is asleep, Little John—let us lay him quietly upon his bed.
But what sayst thou, Little John, to a merry adventure this fair day?
Just the props we need for a scene between Robin and Little John!
He hoped that he might discover Little John returning to them, repentant.
In English legend, one of the Merry Men who followed Robin Hood. He was large and burly. At his first meeting with Robin Hood, he beat Robin in a fight with cudgels.