A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Hardcover – May 19, 2011
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- Publisher : Simon & Brown (May 19, 2011)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 334 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1613825994
- ISBN-13 : 978-1613825990
- Lexile measure : 1080L
- Item Weight : 1.45 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.88 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #358,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In the first six chapters captured in this volume, we are told that the narrator had many skills in 1879 when he lived, skills he would use later in King Arthur’s court. He was surprisingly transported from 1879 to 528, to King Arthur’s court, saw knights looking for fights and whom he felt acted as children, virtually everyone was uneducated and unable to read, the king was repeatedly tricked by Merlin. The narrator was captured by one of the knights and sentenced to be burnt at the stake. He remembers that on January 21, 528, when he was sitting in prison and was soon supposed to be killed, there would be a total eclipse of the sun.
He saves himself by threatening the king that if he is not released, he would darken the sun and destroy the earth. The uneducated king was frightened, and when the eclipse began, he freed the narrator and made him a high official of his court.