Study Guide

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Chapter 1

By Mark Twain

Chapter 1

The Tale of the Lost Land: Camelot

  • The narrator reads the Yankee's journal, continuing the tale of his adventures. The Yankee and the knight proceed on the road to Camelot, where they meet a young girl with poppies in her hair. She's startled by Hank's strange modern dress.
  • The pair passes a village full of dirty, unkempt people and pigs rooting in the streets, and once they pass through they enter the castle of Camelot.