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Robin Hood

The story of the Robin Hood legend has been re-told many times on film and television.
  legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor
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  • The story of the Robin Hood legend has been re-told many times on film and television.
  • Fazlullah as a kind of Robin Hood and believed that when Fazlullah took over he would give the khans’ land to the poor.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I almost expect to see Robin Hood pop out from behind a tree.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I never anticipated Alexander the Great, Robin Hood, or Billie Holiday.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • With his black leather breeches and jerkin, his hunting knife, and his bow and quiver, he might have been Robin Hood’s evil, better-looking brother.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Finding the church turned out to be a chase around Robin Hood’s bam.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • My sister, little Miss The-Lord-Is-My-Shepherd, now thinks she is Robin Hood.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I am Robin Hood, as thy caitiff carcase soon shall know.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • She said that when she was twelve, her mother had taken her to a theater to see Errol Flynn in Robin Hood, and there she’d watched a newsreel showing the NCAA mile winner and his bandaged legs.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • She certainly didn’t believe that the prophet Elijah would come through the apartment door any more than she believed Darth Vader, or Robin Hood, or … or the Easter Bunny, would.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic

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  • This is the horror which Robin Hood immortalized as an ideal of righteousness.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • From Robin Hood on down to now, that’s been considered highly moral.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • We push our blanket up in the air with our feet and pretend we’re in a tent, Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • As quickly as I understood that I had not reached my home, I sneaked away to Robin Hood’s forest and the caves of Alley Oop where all reality was unreal and even that changed every day.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I think it will be best for her to go to bed tired out physically, so I shall take her for a long walk by the cliffs to Robin Hood’s Bay and back.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • She sat entranced through ’Robin Hood’ and hung upon the lips of the contralto who sang, ’Oh, Promise Me!’
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • I have heard of you, often, when they tell Saxon stories in the evening, of you and Robin Hood.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "My good man," I heard John Miller say, in a faux Robin Hood voice, "you have done your duty."
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Robin Hood, repeat, Robin Hood.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • By the bare scalp of Robin Hood’s fat friar, This fellow were a king for our wild faction!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • You know, your basic Robin Hood-style castle.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • The reader has here the original legend from which the incident in the romance is derived; and the identifying the irregular Eremite with the Friar Tuck of Robin Hood’s story, was an obvious expedient.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "That’s their Robin Hood attitude."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Our game ended, we link arms and roam through the tall trees, past a group of younger girls who are playing Robin Hood.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • They say he is already in the Forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him; and there they live like the old Robin Hood of England: they say many young gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • It is now many years that men have resorted to the forest for fuel and the materials of the arts: the New Englander and the New Hollander, the Parisian and the Celt, the farmer and Robin Hood, Goody Blake and Harry Gill; in most parts of the world the prince and the peasant, the scholar and the savage, equally require still a few sticks from the forest to warm them and cook their food.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • I’ll get Robin Hood out of the barracks.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • She would willingly have given it to him, for she was not at all attached to her thimble; but the idea that she was among thieves prevented her from feeling any comfort in the revival of deference and attention toward her; all thieves, except Robin Hood, were wicked people.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The uprising was crushed, but Fedon was never captured; he vanished into the mountainous Grand Etang and became a Robin Hood–like legend.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • It was all pointy and chock-full o’ turrets, with narrow slits for cute Robin Hood arrows, and other windows with many tiny panes of glass.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • As he comes from Nottingham, a favorite haunt of Robin Hood, though now, we are informed by Lord Doak, a live modern city of 275,573 inhabitants, and important lace as well as other industries, we like to think that perhaps through his veins runs some of the blood, both virile red and bonny blue, of that earlier lord o’ the good greenwood, the roguish Robin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • "I try to think of the nice times—when we went to Mablethorpe, and Robin Hood’s Bay, and Shanklin," she said.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • And Robin Hood, Scarlet, and John.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Direct, no running around Robin Hood’s barn.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Mostly I wanted to nock, bend, and loose all in one motion as Rufo had done—to look like Robin Hood even though I was not.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • She plopped it on the floor, opened it, and pulled out a small brown hat with a feather in it, the kind that Robin Hood wore.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • What Robin Hood is to the English and John Henry to the American Negroes, Elil-Hrair-Rah, or El-ahrairah—The Prince with a Thousand Enemies—is to rabbits.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Vedas,[586] Aesop’s Fables,[587] Pilpay,[588] Arabian Nights,[589] Cid,[590] Iliad,[591] Robin Hood,[592] Scottish Minstrelsy,[593] are not the work of single men.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • In 1868 a Mrs. H. B. Lewis suggested a new one, Englewood, the name of a New Jersey town in which she previously had lived and which had taken its name from a forest in Carlisle, England, legendary for having sheltered two outlaws of Robin Hood stripe.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • There were the fairy tales—Grimm, Andersen, the English, the French, "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"; and there was Aesop and Reynard the Fox; there were the myths and legends, Robin Hood, King Arthur, and St. George and the Dragon, even the history of Joan of Arc; a whack of Pilgrim’s Progress and a long piece of Gulliver.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • They spent that summer reading among the rushes by the river, the pine trees in the forest, and the sprouting stalks of the wheatfields, discussing the virtues of Sinbad and Robin Hood, the bad luck of the Black Pirate, the true and edifying stories from the Treasury of Youth, the worst meanings of the words that did not appear in the dictionary of the Spanish Royal Academy, the cardiovascular system in illustrated plates where you could see a man with no skin and all his veins and…
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Helen said, "She’s been watching Robin Hood.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • That caused me to hang upside down and lost me my Robin Hood hat and more arrows.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • "But it is Robin Hood in the stories," said Kay.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Then Tom became Robin Hood again, and was allowed by the treacherous nun to bleed his strength away through his neglected wound.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • "You call him Robin Hood," explained Kay in a superior tone.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • We had a capital ’severe tea’ at Robin Hood’s Bay in a sweet little old-fashioned inn, with a bow window right over the seaweed-covered rocks of the strand.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The only chap, reflected Sir Ector, who could be really useful in showin’ the King’s huntsman proper sport was that fellow Robin Hood.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • No relation to Robin Hood I suppose?
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "Well, say, Joe, you can be Friar Tuck or Much the miller’s son, and lam me with a quarter-staff; or I’ll be the Sheriff of Nottingham and you be Robin Hood a little while and kill me."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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