Sir Robert Carey when he was eight years old -- was he a quiet, studious boy?
Er... no. He plays tricks on everyone, runs his tutor ragged, and is utterly heedless. He's also charming, persuasive, full of energy. and an absolute nuisance to his loving parents, Henry Carey Lord Hunsdon and Lady Ann Carey.
This short story introduces the young Robin and leads on to a second story, A Boy in Trouble.