Maid Marian and The Key To Nottingham Castle

February 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm (Entertainment, Fantasy, Folklore, History) (, , , , , )

“You seem to be eating a lot of fish there, Friar,” Robin Hood remarked to the good Friar Tuck.

“It’s Friday in Lent,” Friar Tuck remarked after having consumed a plate of 3 dozen fish.

“Are you going to join me in rescuing Will Scarlet from the evil Sheriff of Nottingham?’ Robin asked.

“I suppose I could stand a little exercise,” Friar Tuck patted his extremely round belly.

“Right, let’s get a move on then,” Robin said, “We’re going to meet Maid Marian at the edge of Sherwood Forest where she’s going to present us with the key to Nottingham Castle.”

“I take it that is where poor Will is being held,” Friar Tuck sipped from his cup of ale.

“It is indeed, my good Friar,” Robin loaded up his back pack with arrows while he held his trusty bow in hand, “In the dungeon.”

Friar Tuck was about to reach for a leg of chicken but then reasoned chicken might be considered meat and so withdrew his hand.

“How will we get into the dungeon?” Tuck inquired.

“That’s what we have the key for,” Robin explained, “which Marian will give us.”

“That explains why you’re the leader of our band of renegades,” Tuck tried to tie his cassock around his enormously large waist with not much success, “and why I’m not.”

“It does indeed, Tuck,” Robin smiled.

Alan-a-Dale followed behind Robin Hood and Friar Tuck carrying his harp and playing it.

“Are you going to Nottingham Fair?” Alan-a-Dale sang, “Rosemary, sage, parsley and thyme…”

“The mention of all those spices is making me hungry,” Tuck remarked.

“The mention of London Bridge falling down would probably make you hungry,” Robin commented.

“It would at that,” Tuck agreed.

They soon came to the edge of Sherwood Forest where they met Maid Marian carrying the key to Nottingham Castle:

Robin picked up the key and carried it on his way to the castle where after Friar Tuck hit castle guards over the head using large fish bones that he carried in a basket, they made their way to the dungeon where they rescued Will Scarlet.

Safe on the edge of the forest again, Robin fired an arrow back in the direction of Nottingham Castle to the tower floor on which the Sheriff of Nottingham had his bedroom.

The arrow had a message attached to it that read,

“My dear Sheriff of Nottingham,

Your prisoner has escaped.

Yours affectionately,

Robin Hood.”

Back in the forest again at Robin Hood’s camp, Friar Tuck complained, “I feel hungry again.”

It was a good thing for the good friar that Made Marian had baked 3 dozen apple pies.

-A Robin Hood tale
written by Christopher
Friday February 19th
2021.

12 Comments

  1. Klausbernd said,

    Thanks for sharing your Robin Hood phantasies.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. usfman said,

    You’ve definitely caught my attention to notice that before you can do good for others, you need to try the same for yourself. Obesity’s no fun.

  3. Rawclyde! said,

    It’s always good to have Robin Hood and Friar Tuck around, not to mention lovely Maid Marian, on Friday night. Or Saturday night. Thank you for the reminder!

  4. Kritika said,

    An amazing read. I have never dived into Robin Hood stories much. Enjoyed reading it. Made Marian looks pretty.

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