A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 8.

By Mark Twain

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...A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

...

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...him into the aspect of a stranger, hitch him to the slave-chain,
assume possession of the...

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...will keep the offer open--"

"'Tis open till the morrow at this hour."

"Then I will answer...

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...him.

"Quick!" said the king. "Fetch him back!"

Of course, it was the thing to do,...

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...there over night, by compulsion, he being
taken deadly sick with a strange and sudden disorder....

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...the locks were neither broke nor in any wise injured. When
the master discovered his...

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...was going to make a noise; but I said:

"Save your wind; if you open your...

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...could, and now that the ground
was in good condition, and no snow or mud, they...

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...one of those already celebrated
murderers, and she started on the errand at once. I...

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...use to argue? It isn't my way. So I only said:

"You're not going...

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...for the nobility and gentry, and these were
there in full force, with their ladies. ...

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...another slave was dangling.

In a minute a third slave was struggling in the air. ...

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...having condescended to
meet the King's Minister, Hank Mor-
gan,...

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...and rocks to crack it with;
and ciRcus-lemonade--three drops of
lime...

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...world must remain in suspense.

So the world thought there was a vast matter at stake...

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...wondering and eloquent silence for a moment, then a great wave
of laughter began to sweep...

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...hadn't any show in the world at that;
it was a game of tag, with all...

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...like
a flash, with my horse-hair coils settling around his neck;
a second or so later, _fst_!...

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...pretended to find him by the sound
of his horse's hoofs. He said:

"Thou'rt quick of...

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...as much as a full minute,
everybody gazing, nobody stirring. It seemed as if the...

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...play your hand for a hundred times what
it is worth; forty-nine times out of fifty...

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...said,
name the day, and I would take fifty assistants and stand up
_against the massed chivalry...

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...penchant for wandering,
and their experience in it, made them altogether the most effective
spreaders of civilization...

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...disposition
to get up shindies with other royal cats, they would be laughably
vain and absurd and...

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...child's crib, and Sandy was
dispatching servants here, there, and everywhere, all over the
palace. I...

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...with willow-bark and sumach-tobacco for us,
and told us to smoke as much as we pleased,...

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...had a choice band of them in private training for some time,
and the date was...

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... KING MORGANORE.
KING...