Study Guide

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Chapter 19

By Mark Twain

Chapter 19

Knight Errantry as a Trade

  • Sandy and the Yankee set out again from the castle.
  • Sandy finally tells the Yankee that the knights he captured were Sir Marhaus and his six sons (characters Twain lifted directly from Morte d'Arthur).
  • The Yankee states that knight-errantry—the act of setting out on an adventure to prove yourself—is tough, but can be profitable; Sandy doesn't understand the financial angle despite his attempts to explain.
  • The Yankee asks Sandy how old she is, which strikes her dumb.

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