by Mark Twain from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court "
Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain published "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court" in 1889. It’s the story of Hank Morgan, a 19th century Connecticut man, who suffers a blow to the head and is transported back centuries to the time of King Arthur. Once there he has many adventures while he struggles to apply 19th century American ideas to medieval England. In this passage, Hank has been named Arthur’s chief minister.