Chapter By Chapter features me reading one chapter of the selected book at the time and reviewing it as if I were reviewing an episode of a TV show or an issue of a comic. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read to the point I have, and if you’ve read further I ask that you don’t spoil anything further into the book. Think of it as read-along book club.
Remember, the book is in public domain. Download or read the ebook online legally and for free at Project Gutenberg, Google Books or the Internet Archive among other sites, or check out the audiobook from LibriVox. You can also use a print copy. In either case my copy may not match up with yours chapter-wise. Follow along with the very-long subtitle. For this chapter:
Recounting Three Merry Adventures That Befell Robin Hood and Certain Others, by Which He Gained Sore Bones and Three Good Merry Men All In One Day
Well, we already saw one new Merry Man last time, but only Little John ended up smacked around. We have two new men and one sore Robin to go but the day’s just getting started. Apparently we’re going to meet this book’s version of Will Scarlet. I haven’t seen every take on Robin Hood that’s ever been made. I’m not that big an enthusiast. However, I have seen Will Scarlet be everything from a Robin Hood fanboy barely out of ye old high school to the former leader of the band who isn’t happy about being deposed by Robin and basically becoming his Starscream. Since this one came out when Robin’s legend was still relatively new and only slightly toned downed for younger readers I wonder what his backstory will be in this one?