King Richard


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, Richard 1825-1885.
American steamboat captain and rancher whose 600,000-acre ranch in Texas was the largest in the United States.
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NOT MORE than two months had passed and gone since these stirring adventures befell Robin Hood and Little John, when all Nottinghamshire was a mighty stir and tumult, for King Richard of the Lion's Heart was making a royal progress through merry England, and everyone expected him to come to Nottingham Town in his journeying.
As he rode along he bowed to the right hand and the left, and a mighty roar of voices followed him as he passed; for this was King Richard.
Then King Richard, looking toward the spot whence the sound came, saw a tall, burly, strapping priest standing in front of all the crowd with his legs wide apart as he backed against those behind.
At the head of the table, upon a throne all hung with cloth of gold, sat King Richard with the Sheriff of Nottingham beside him.
By the hilt of my sword," said stout King Richard, "this is as bold and merry a knave as ever I heard tell of.
Methinks King Richard himself would be glad of such a bodyguard.
But, as for King Richard, I tell thee, brother, there is not a man of us all but would pour out our blood like water for him.
That shall I have without delay, as well as this upstart knight's estates; for King Richard is lately returned, I hear, from the Holy Land.
This time he did not seek out Prince John, but asked audience with King Richard of the Lion Heart himself.
In sooth," cried King Richard, springing up, "I must see this bold fellow for myself
he that hits that rod at five-score yards, I call him an archer fit to bear both bow and quiver before a king, an it were the stout King Richard himself.
Pardon me, noble Prince,'' said Locksley; ``but I have vowed, that if ever I take service, it should be with your royal brother King Richard.