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King Arthur
used in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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mythical king of the Britons (English) recognized as such when he was able to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone that had locked its blade; created the Knights of the Round Table to protect his people
  • Yes, I was in King Arthur's court, and I might as well make the most out of it I could.
    Chapter 6 (74% in)
King Arthur = mythical king of the Britons (English) who created the Knights of the Round Table to protect his people
  • MARK TWAIN HARTFORD, July 21, 1889 A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT A WORD OF EXPLANATION It was in Warwick Castle that I came across the curious stranger whom I am going to talk about.
    Preface (12% in)
  • There was half a moment of silence, immediately interrupted by the droning voice of the salaried cicerone: "Ancient hauberk, date of the sixth century, time of King Arthur and the Round Table; said to have belonged to the knight Sir Sagramor le Desirous; observe the round hole through the chain-mail in the left breast; can't be accounted for; supposed to have been done with a bullet since invention of firearms—perhaps maliciously by Cromwell's soldiers."
    Preface (24% in)
  • Then shall ye, said Sir Launcelot, on Whitsunday next coming go unto the court of King Arthur, and there shall ye yield you unto Queen Guenever, and put you all three in her grace and mercy, and say that Sir Kay sent you thither to be her prisoners.
    Preface (58% in)
  • Now by my faith I know well that he will grieve some of the court of King Arthur; for on him knights will be bold, and deem that it is I, and that will beguile them; and because of his armor and shield I am sure I shall ride in peace.
    Preface (62% in)
  • CHAPTER II KING ARTHUR'S COURT The moment I got a chance I slipped aside privately and touched an ancient common looking man on the shoulder and said, in an insinuating, confidential way: "Friend, do me a kindness.
    Chapter 2 (0% in)
  • "IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT."
    Chapter 2 (26% in)
  • The page said, further, that dinner was about ended in the great hall by this time, and that as soon as the sociability and the heavy drinking should begin, Sir Kay would have me in and exhibit me before King Arthur and his illustrious knights seated at the Table Round, and would brag about his exploit in capturing me, and would probably exaggerate the facts a little, but it wouldn't be good form for me to correct him, and not over safe, either; and when I was done being exhibited,...
    Chapter 2 (55% in)
  • King Arthur's people were not aware that they were indecent and I had presence of mind enough not to mention it.
    Chapter 4 (84% in)
  • The most of King Arthur's British nation were slaves, pure and simple, and bore that name, and wore the iron collar on their necks; and the rest were slaves in fact, but without the name; they imagined themselves men and freemen, and called themselves so.
    Chapter 8 (36% in)
  • But to return to my anomalous position in King Arthur's kingdom.
    Chapter 8 (77% in)
  • Truly, said King Arthur, that knight with the many colors is a good knight.
    Chapter 9 (61% in)
  • This missionary knight's name was La Cote Male Taile, and he said that this castle was the abode of Morgan le Fay, sister of King Arthur, and wife of King Uriens, monarch of a realm about as big as the District of Columbia—you could stand in the middle of it and throw bricks into the next kingdom.
    Chapter 16 (38% in)
  • In the midst of the talk I let drop a complimentary word about King Arthur, forgetting for the moment how this woman hated her brother.
    Chapter 16 (88% in)
  • I asked the queen to let me clear the place and speak to the prisoner privately; and when she was going to object I spoke in a low voice and said I did not want to make a scene before her servants, but I must have my way; for I was King Arthur's representative, and was speaking in his name.
    Chapter 17 (72% in)
  • And then they holp up their father, and so by their common assent promised unto Sir Marhaus never to be foes unto King Arthur, and thereupon at Whitsuntide after, to come he and his sons, and put them in the king's grace.
    Chapter 19 (49% in)
  • King Arthur had hurried up the army business altogether beyond my calculations.
    Chapter 25 (33% in)
  • Here are the names of the nines: BESSEMERS ULSTERS KING ARTHUR.
    Chapter 40 (96% in)
  • "Yes, King Arthur's."
    Chapter 42 (5% in)
  • Then was King Arthur ware where Sir Mordred leaned upon his sword among a great heap of dead men.
    Chapter 42 (38% in)
  • And then King Arthur smote Sir Mordred under the shield, with a foin of his spear throughout the body more than a fathom.
    Chapter 42 (43% in)
  • And when Sir Mordred felt that he had his death's wound, he thrust himself, with the might that he had, up to the butt of King Arthur's spear.
    Chapter 42 (44% in)

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