The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle:|
only because of my dear lady wife."
"But where is thy son now?" asked Robin, who had listened closely
to all the Knight had said.
"In Palestine," said Sir Richard, "battling like a brave
Christian soldier for the cross and the holy sepulcher.
Truly, England was an ill place for him because of Sir Walter's
death and the hate of the Lancastrian's kinsmen."
"Truly," said Robin, much moved, "thine is a hard lot.
But tell me, what is owing to Emmet for thine estates?"
"Only four hundred pounds," said Sir Richard.
At this, Robin smote his thigh in anger. "O the bloodsuckers!"
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood