A very considerable excavation had been made in the side of the hill, at the point where Richard had succeeded in stopping the sleighs, from which the stones used for building in the village were ordinarily quarried, and in which he now attempted to turn his team.
It was not in the nature of the Frenchman to disappoint expectations so confidently formed; although he cat looking down the precipice which fronted him, as Richard turned his leaders into the quarry, with a pair of eyes that stood out like those of lobsters.
Novelty in society and adventure were the zest of life to Richard C ur-de-Lion, and it had its highest relish when enhanced by dangers encountered and surmounted.
Men of their precarious course of life change readily from the banquet to the battle; and, to Richard, the exchange seemed but a succession of pleasure.
"You know as well as I do that she has the reputation of being quite good," said Richard.
"Don't be afraid: you never had that reputation," Richard declared.
As the Prior finished, a door at the lower end of the refectory swung open, and in came Sir Richard, with folded hands and head bowed upon his breast.
Quoth Sir Richard, "Thou man of law, wilt thou not befriend me in mine hour of need?"
In the first place, you are to make up your mind not to marry Richard
At dinner Sir Richard
presented Robin to his wife and son.
"That's the thing, sir," repeated Richard
with the greatest enthusiasm.
"And as the matter was thus in dispute, and Sir Richard
refusing to hearken to any of those reasons, the Master of the Revenge