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Robin Hood (A Golden Special) 96152 is an issue of the Robin Hood series published by Western. The issue date is December 1973 and the cover price is one dollar fifty cents.

Stories

The Mystery of Sherwood Forest

Summary: Ambushed by strangers, Robin Hood and Little John are forced to take a shortcut through the Wildwood. They've never been in that part of Sherwood Forest before, and Little John thinks monsters live there. The Sheriff of Nottingham tells Trigger he hired men from a faraway county to chase them into it. As Robin and Little John hide from them underwater, breathing through reeds, a dragon scares the posse away. When the pair emerges, the dragon is gone. Little John follows the scent of honeycakes but falls in a gully. Fireflies form the words "follow us" and lead them to a house deep in the Wildwood. Gillingham, a goat, introduces himself. He is an alchemist and inventor and firefly trainer with a price on his head too. The evil Duke of Darkmoor thinks Gillingham knows how to turn common metals into gold. When he tried to enslave him, Gillingham ran away and invented automatic dragons and other ways to frighten people away.

The next day, Robin and Little John return to Nottingham to spy around the castle. The Duke happens to arrive, and he questions the Sheriff about rumors of monsters. He reasons the rumors started around the time the alchemist disappeared. The Sheriff joins the Duke to rout out Gillingham, but Robin and Little John rush ahead to warn him and lay traps. Working together they frighten away the whole party.

The Lucky Hat

Summary: Robin Hood is teaching Skippy archery when he spots the Sheriff of Nottingham and Trigger approaching. A gust of wind blows the hat Robin gave Skippy off his head and onto the Sheriff's. Scared that Robin is nearby, the Sheriff retreats and places the hat on a dummy in the cell he has reserved for the outlaw. Determined to retrieve his lucky hat, Skippy wears one of his sister's dresses to sneak into the castle, but Tagalong follows him and spoils the ruse. The Sheriff arrests them both, hoping to catch Robin trying to rescue them. Robin raises a ruckus to distract all the guards to the outskirts of town, then frees the kids, locks the Sheriff in the cell, and retrieves Skippy's hat.



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