The rebels now handled their bows in a menacing fashion, but at the critical moment the young king with great presence of mind and courage spurred his horse into the open, crying, "Sirs, will you shoot your king?
His stories became popular, and were written down as he told them - hardly written by himself, else we should not have so many variations in the text, and such insertions of "the narrator says," "my noble sirs," and the like.
I would like to hear more please sirs... .
O sirs, your souls are of greater concern to you even than the lives of all the wives and children in the world.
I would like to hear more please sirs....