"Why," said Alleyne, "a merlin is a bird of the same form as an eagle or a falcon.
He came to me, look you, saying that if I would furnish him with a gallon of ale, wherewith to strengthen himself as he worked, and also the pigments and a board, he would paint for me a noble pied merlin which I might hang along with the blazonry over my door.
"It would take a clever man to live upon thy labor, Hugh," remarked one of the foresters, "seeing that the half of thy time is spent in swilling mead at the `Pied Merlin.'"
Both the foresters and the laborers had risen from their bench, and Dame Eliza and the travelling doctor had flung themselves between the two parties with soft words and soothing gestures, when the door of the "Pied Merlin" was flung violently open, and the attention of the company was drawn from their own quarrel to the new-comer who had burst so unceremoniously upon them.
is currently in the process of being sold to a consortium, which includes Lego's Danish owner, after Merlin
recommended a PS5.9billion offer.
said the release of The Lego Movie 2 had not delivered the momentum it was expecting in the first half.
Half-year profits across the Merlin
empire, which includes theme park Alton Towers and Madame Tussauds, dived 24 per cent to PS25million.
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is part of the ADEO Group, the third largest player worldwide in the home improvement market.
Moody's said the review follows Merlin
's announcement that its board supports a takeover offer from investor consortium, comprising the owner of LEGO brand - that already holds 30% of Merlin
- Blackstone and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to buy the company for GBP5.9 billion.
runs Warwick Castle as well as other attractions across the UK includingAlton Towers,Sea Life, Peppa Pig World of Play, Chessington World of Adventures, The Blackpool Tower, the London Dungeons and Thorpe Park, as well as Legoland parks around the world.
, which also owns attractions such as Birmingham's Sea Life centre, Warwick Castle and Legoland, has agreed the bid from Kirkbi, the investment vehicle of Lego's Danish founding family, Blackstone and pension fund Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
Kirkbi already owns almost 30 percent of Merlin
following the sale of Legoland Parks to the London-listed group in 2005.