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Maid Marian, an orphaned heiress, struggles against scheming, duplicitous relatives for the right to her own lands. The Book is a medieval romance featuring Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Prince John. The characters of the book, lampoon institutions such as the monarchy and the church in the story.

"Christmas morning Marian awoke very early. She slipped out of bed and went to the window. A few stars were still in the sky, though the grey dawn was stealing up the land. In a few minutes the church bells pealed out upon the wintry air. Marian folded her hands and thought of the shepherds and the wise men, the little infant Jesus in the manger and all the rest of the beautiful story. But it was cold by the window and she determined to get back into bed till she should be called. Then she suddenly remembered that this was "first thing in the morning" and that she need not wait to open Miss Dorothy's locked clothes-press. She could find out what was there."

Read on to find out what happens on that early Christmas morning!

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