Little Maid Marian by Amy Ella Blanchard

Little Maid Marian

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Description

Maid Marian, an orphaned heiress, struggles against scheming, duplicitous relatives for the right to her own lands. A medieval romance featuring Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Prince John. Lampoons institutions such as the monarchy and the church in the post-Napoleonic era.


39,500 words, with a reading time of ~ 2.4 hours (~ 158 pages), and first published in 1908. This DRM-Free edition published by epubBooks, .

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The cat and kitten were both eating supper and Marian was watching them. Her own supper of bread and milk she had finished, and had taken the remains of it to Tippy and Dippy. Marian did not care very much for bread and milk, but the cat and kitten did, as was plainly shown by the way they hunched themselves down in front of the tin pan into which Marian had poured their supper.

In the next room Grandpa and Grandma Otway were sitting and little bits of their talk came to Marian’s ears once in a while when her thoughts ceased to wander in other directions. “If only one could have faith to believe implicitly,” Grandma Otway said.

“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, and should say to that mountain, be ye removed,” quoted Grandpa Otway.