Now there was a certain Guy of Gisborne, a hireling knight of the King's army, who heard of Robin and of the price upon his head.
None," replied Sir Guy, "for I am convinced that forces of men can never come at the bold robber.
And he set about giving orders, while Guy of Gisborne sallied forth disguised.
By my troth, that is Sir Guy of Gisborne's horn," quoth the Sheriff; "and he bade me not to delay answering its summons.
He is a highway robber," said Sir Guy, evading the question.
Have done with your sophistry," said Sir Guy impatiently.
Well he knew of this Guy of Gisbourne, and of all the bloody and murderous deeds that he had done in Herefordshire, for his doings were famous throughout all the land.
He may be the stoutest of men hereabouts," quoth Guy of Gisbourne, "yet, I tell thee, fellow, this sty of yours is not the wide world.
At these words Guy of Gisbourne looked upon Robin with wondering eyes, and then gave another roar of laughter till the woods rang.
At these words Guy of Gisbourne looked upon Robin with knit brows, but, as the yeoman still looked innocent of any ill meaning, he bottled his words and strung his bow in silence.
For a time Guy of Gisbourne stared upon Robin as though bereft of wits; but his wonder quickly passed to a wild rage.
At last Guy of Gisbourne made a fierce and deadly thrust at Robin Hood, from which he leaped back lightly, but in so leaping he caught his heel in a root and fell heavily upon his back.
Come," said the man called Guy
, "if there be life left in her we must hasten to Sir Peter before it be extinct.
Well, my boy, it just happens I know your kind and I reckon I can make you get busy and work for me just as much as you did for that other guy
2) It is at least probable that the man looking like an Indian, whom Octavius Guy
saw at the window of the cab, speaking to the man dressed like a mechanic, was one of the three Hindoo conspirators.