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. Zigzag journeys in Europe : vacation rambles in historic lands. , SO tar as 1 know, had none. •• In Nottinghamshire there is an old town, removed from the gref md activity, called Gotham. The inhabitants were of st<». k, and they hated the whole race of Norman Plan 1 se people had learned something of liberty from bold !. -all under the greenwood tree. port to ()ld Gotham that Kin-John was making a pi and would pass through the town. Now it was an i old custom in feudal times that the course that a king took, in passing * time through a district or a shire, should bc< ome ever after a

. Zigzag journeys in Europe : vacation rambles in historic lands. , SO tar as 1 know, had none. •• In Nottinghamshire there is an old town, removed from the gref md activity, called Gotham. The inhabitants were of st<». k, and they hated the whole race of Norman Plan 1 se people had learned something of liberty from bold !. -all under the greenwood tree. port to ()ld Gotham that Kin-John was making a pi and would pass through the town. Now it was an i old custom in feudal times that the course that a king took, in passing * time through a district or a shire, should bc< ome ever after a Stock Photo
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. Zigzag journeys in Europe : vacation rambles in historic lands. , SO tar as 1 know, had none. •• In Nottinghamshire there is an old town, removed from the gref md activity, called Gotham. The inhabitants were of st<». k, and they hated the whole race of Norman Plan 1 se people had learned something of liberty from bold !. -all under the greenwood tree. port to ()ld Gotham that Kin-John was making a pi and would pass through the town. Now it was an i old custom in feudal times that the course that a king took, in passing * time through a district or a shire, should bc< ome ever after a public highway. The people of Gotham wanted no public highway | to their town, no avenue that would open their retreat to the Norn and put them more easily in the power of brutal kings. And they • d John. So they held a council,and resolved that the feet s of the king Openly. They must rely upon their. RICHARDS FAREWELL TO THE HOLY LAND. A CLOUDLESS DAY. 1^i wits. The men decided to go in a body and fell large trees across acertain upland, over which the royal party must pass to enter the town.This they did, making a barrier through which mounted horsemenwould find it difficult to break, and which would compel a party likethe kings to turn off by another way. When King John came to the eminence, and found his progressarrested, he was very angry, and, finding a couple of rustics near theplace, he demanded of them who had made the barrier. The people of Gotham, answered one of the rustics. Go you to Gotham, said the king, and tell the people from me,that as soon as I return to camp I will send a troop to cut off theirnoses. The two rustics ran off, terribly frightened, and reported thecheerful intelligence at Gotham. Oh, then there were stirring timesin that old town! The people had no wish to receive a kingly decora-tion in that way. • What was to be done ? They met for consultatio

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