Robin Hood had come to the end of his life, and had gathered all his merry men around him to hear his last words and his instructions regarding his burial. He called to Little John and said "Bring me my bow and one arrow". Little John complied, although a bit puzzled. Robin jacked himself up on one elbow and said "I'm going to fire this arrow into the air, and where it lands, that's where I want you to bury me." The merry men nodded sadly as Robin called on his last reserves of strength, pulled back his mighty ash bow and loosed the arrow on its way. He then fell back on the bed, dead. So they buried him on top of the wardrobe.