Several of the by-standers declared that he was not that friar.
Robin and Marian followed: but the friar outstepped them, and pushed off his boat.
Robin waded to shore, and the friar, half swimming and half scrambling, followed.
This friendly speech of the friar ended as they stepped on the opposite bank.
The friar's spirits were not to be marred by such a little incident.
This the friar promised to do, and departed with the knight.
Here is a knave of a friar calleth me a mad priest, and yet I smite him not.
And he winked and blinked at stout Friar Tuck like an owl at the sun.
"Ay, marry," quoth the Friar, who held his already in his hand.
"Thou mayst indeed be thankful, friend," said the Friar gravely.