by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
The Opening Sentences of Chapter Seven:
Over and over again the Sheriff of Nottingham tried to catch Robin
Hood. Over and over again he failed. Each time he failed he grew
more angry, till wicked anger filled all his heart, and he could think
of nothing else.
At last he said to himself, "I will go to the King, and ask him to
give me a great many soldiers, so that I can fight, Robin and his
men, and kill them all."