Simon is a young member of Robin's merry band. He joined the band after being caught poaching a rabbit. He had shot the rabbit for his family's supper. He was caught while drying the skin to make a pouch. A Forester saw mark of the arrow in the skin. The forester asked for a bribe to ignore what he saw. Simon knocked the forester down in anger, and was declared an outlaw. He decided to join Robin, but stayed with his family until his father ordered him to join.