By Mark Twain
Hank Morgan unearths himself transported to darkish a while England—where he's instantly captured and sentenced to demise at Camelot. thankfully, he’s quick-witted, and within the technique of saving his existence he turns himself right into a megastar of the top magnitude—winning himself the placement of major minister in addition to the lasting enmity of Merlin.
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After the death of his father, twelve-year-old Sam quit school and supported his family by working as a delivery boy, a grocer’s clerk, and an assistant blacksmith until he was thirteen, when he became an apprentice printer. He worked for several newspapers, traveled throughout the country, and established himself as a gifted writer of humorous sketches. Abandoning journalism at points to work as a riverboat pilot, Clemens adventured up and down the Mississippi, learning the 1,200 miles of the river.
Beginnings of Civilization. CHAPTER XI. - The Yankee in Search of Adventures. CHAPTER XII. - Slow Torture. CHAPTER XIII. - Freemen! CHAPTER XIV. ” CHAPTER XV. - Sandy’s Tale. CHAPTER XVI. - Morgan le Fay. CHAPTER XVII. - A Royal Banquet. CHAPTER XVIII. - In the Queen’s Dungeons. CHAPTER XIX. - Knight Errantry as a Trade. CHAPTER XX. - The Ogre’s Castle. CHAPTER XXI. - The Pilgrims. CHAPTER XXII. - The Holy Fountain. CHAPTER XXIII. - Restoration of the Fountain. CHAPTER XXIV. - A Rival Magician.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Dover Thrift Editions) by Mark Twain