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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain

...ss of his company — for he did all the talking. We fell together, as modest people will, in the tail of the herd that was being shown through, and he... ...s?” I said I had not heard of it. He was so little interested — just as when people speak of the weather — that he did not notice whether I made him ... ...” Then, after a pause, added: “I did it myself.” By the time I had recovered from the electric surprise of this remark, he was gone. All that evening ... ...rain beat upon the windows, and the wind roared about the eaves and corners. From time to time I dipped into old Sir Thomas Malory’s enchanting book, ... ...e him a pipe and a chair, and made him welcome. I also comforted him with a hot Scotch whisky; gave him another one; then still another — hoping alw... ... and fling furtive glances at Sir Launcelot that would have got him shot in Arkansas, to a dead certainty. Everybody praised the valor and magnanimi... ...s got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies. Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape... ..., and dev A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain 58 ils hot from perdition, let alone such poor adversaries as these I was after,... ...not above medium size, but he was alert, slender limbed, muscled with watch springs, and just a greyhound to go. He was a beauty, glossy as silk, and...

Excerpt: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur?s Court by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens).

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