26. The Miser

INTRODUCTORY MINSTREL SONG: “When taxes come a magic spell, turns silver into useless piles; the people understand it well, and all are wreathed in smiles!”
SUMMARY: Sir William (Laurence Naismith) raises the taxes on his tenant farmers, then threatens to throw them off their land if they don't come up with the money. Robin comes up with a plan to get the villagers their money back, but it involves Friar Tuck keeping them in church while he does so, so Tuck prepares to deliver the longest sermon of his career.