Palmer laughed heartily at the recollection of their astonishment, and every body agreed, two or three times over, that it had been quite an agreeable surprise.
Palmer laughed, and said it would not do her any harm.
Now, Palmer, you shall see a monstrous pretty girl.
Palmer laughed so heartily at the question, as to show she understood it.
Palmer rose also, laid down the newspaper, stretched himself and looked at them all around.
Palmer ate their dinner, and no expectation of pleasure from them in any other way.
Down through the long lines of packed people they walked to the market-place, the palmer in the lead, and the widow's three sons marching firmly erect between soldiers.
The palmer whispered to them, as though offering last words of consolation; and the three men, with arms bound tightly behind their backs, ascended the scaffold, followed by their confessor.
When David of Doncaster told Robin Hood what the Palmer
had said to him, Robin called the band around him and spoke to them thus:
It is very true that he had not much hair," said the palmer quickly, "and it is this which makes this relic so exceeding precious.
With doffed caps and eager hands, the comrades took their new and precious possessions, and pressed onwards upon their journey, leaving the aged palmer still seated under the cherry-tree.
Away they galloped together, and ere long they saw the old gray palmer walking slowly along in front of them.