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The Gentle Robber

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,635 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.9
LoC Categories: PS, PR
Downloads: 470
Added to site: 2010.02.06 26584
Genre: Short Story

ight of his face grown dim.

It had come back to its shining, however, the next day when he went before the King.

"It may well be that there is one bad man who hath power," he said to himself, "and he the Archbishop; but God would not grant that all be so," and hope beamed again from his eyes.

"'Tis the son of my old friend, Guy of Lamont, sayest thou?" cried the King, as he raised the lad's chin with one royal finger. "By my troth, 'tis his father's face again, but different."

"Sire," said Louis, as he did reverence, "I have come to tell of cruel wrong, and to win from thee a promise of redress."

"Thou shalt have it!" cried the King, with his hand upon his sword. "Friend or child of my friend went never yet uncomforted from the foot of my throne. Speak thy wrong."

Then the youth told him all that he had told the Archbishop, and added thereto other tales, and hope shone sternly in his eyes.

"Send forth with me a band of thy men-at-arms," prayed the suppliant. "E

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
Henry L. Ratliff

(1907) Short story / Crime (Highwayman)

From 'McClure\'s Magazine' Vol. 29, May - October, 1907.

R: **

Plot bullets

  • A forest robber has a gentle way about him, if opposition is not met.

  • This seems to give him an advantage with his victims.

  • He soon becomes rich an influential..

  • Is he a well deserved, Robin Hood, or just a lucky thief?



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