“The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood”, by Howard Pyle can be downloaded in pdf format for free from Planet eBook.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood is Pyle’s distillation of many Robin Hood legends and ballads, modified to make them suitable for the child audience he sought to appeal to. He modified the ballad “Robin Hood’s Progress to Nottingham”, changing it from Robin killing fourteen foresters for not paying on a bet, to the robbers threatening Robin, and Pyle has Robin kill only one man who shoots at him first. Tales where Robin steals all that a traveler carried, such as “Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford”, were changed so that the victim keeps a third, and another third is dedicated to the poor.
Format(s): PDF (1.36 MB)
Number of pages: 395