In this merry play of medieval England, Robert Fitzooth of Locksley (aka Robin Hood) earns the displeasure of the sheriff of Nottingham by defending his home from unlawful seizure in the king's absence. Declared an outlaw, Robin gathers a few loyal friends about him and retires to Sherwood Forest, where he trains his men to play pranks on the rich, usurping officials and wins fame by his prowess as an archer. In an effort to capture him, the sheriff declares a shooting match at the Nottingham Fair. Robin and his men, taking the precaution to wear disguises, enter the town long enough for Robin to win the golden arrow. They escape with difficulty, pursued by the sheriff and his party. In the ensuing duel between Robin and the sheriff, it appears that Robin has lost, and his men are in despair at the tragedy when the tide suddenly turns.