Yes, it was settled; his career was determined. He would run away from home and enter upon it. He would start the very next morning. Therefore he must now begin to get ready. he would collect his resources together. He went to a rotten log near at hand and began to dig under one end of it with his Barlow knife. He soon struck wood that sounded hollow. He put his hand there and uttered this incantation impressively:
" What hasn't come here, come! What's here, stay here!"
Doodle-bug, doodle-bug, tell me what I want to know! Doodle-bug, doodle-bug, tell me what I want to know!
He dasn't tell! So it was a witch that done it. I just knowed it.
He tossed another marble in the same direction as the other one that he had found and then lost, and saying, "Brother, Go find your Brother"
"Guy of Guisborne wants no man's pass. Who art thou that- that- "
"Dares to hold such laguage, by the book"
"Hold! Who comes here into Sherwood Forest without my pass?"
"I, indeed! I am Robin Hood, as thy caitiff carcass soon shall know"
"Hold merry men! Keep hid till I blow. "
"Then art thou indeed that famous outlaw? Right gladly will I dispute with thee the passes of the merry wood. Have at thee"
"I shan't! Why don't you fall yourself? You're getting the worst of it." There was no getting around the authorities, so Joe turned, received the whack and fell.
"Now, if you've got the hang, go lively" "FALL! FALL! why don't you fall?" "Why that ain't anything. I can't fall; that ain't the way it is in the book. The book says, 'Then the one with the black-handed stroke he slew poor Guy of Guisborne,' You're to turn around and let me hit you in the back."
"Now," said Joe, getting up, "you got to let me kill you. That's fair." "Well, say, Joe, you can be Friar tuck or Much the Miller's son and lam me with a quarter-staff; or I'll be the sheriff of Nottingham and you be Robin Hood a little while, and kill me." (They both agreed that they would switch off being Robin Hood and the Nottingham sheriff. Eventually, Tom was Robin Hood again and so was Joe, again and again, and again. )
"Why I can't do that, it ain't in the book."
they both agreed that being outlaws for a year in Sherwood Forest than the President of the United States was way better.