Реферат: Robin Hood and Norman Barons
Robin Hood and his men fought against monks and Norman barons whooppressed the people. Robin Hood took money from the oppressors and gave it tothe рoor people. The sheriffs tried to arresthim but could not do it. At last the sheriff of Northampton decided to organizea shooting contest where he could arrest Robin Hood. He knew that Robin Hoodcould shoot very well. The prize was a golden arrow.
Robin Hood called his men and asked them whether they had to takepart in the contest. They decided that the risk was great but they had to go.
The day of the contest was fine and clear. The town was decoratedwith flags and the field for the contest was full of people. The sheriff lookedeverywhere for Robin Hood and his men but did not see them. He knew that theywere always dressed in green. The contest was won by a man dressed in red whohad come from a village with a company of young men. He received the GoldenArrow and left the town. Nobody thought that it was Robin Hood. When leavingthe town Robin Hood shot an arrow into the sheriff's open window. There was apaper at the end of the arrow with the following words: «Robin Hood thanksthe sheriff for the Golden Arrow.»
asheriff — шериф (высшее административное лицо в графстве, области)
to try — пытаться
at last — наконец
аshootinff contest—турнир, соревнование по стрельбе
an arrow —стрела
clear — ясный
with a company— в обществе
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