The film Black Knight similarly transports a modern-day American to Medieval England while adding racial element to the time-traveler plotline. Although Arthur is somewhat disillusioned about the national standard of life after hearing the story of a mother infected with smallpoxhe still ends up getting Hank and himself hunted down by the members of a village after making several extremely erroneous remarks about agriculture.
His travelogues were popular and would become the basis for his future lecture series. I was inspired to pick up the book after seeing the movie by the same name starring Bing Crosby. However, he proclaims that his only income will be taken as a percentage of any increase in the kingdom's gross national product that he succeeds in creating for the state as Arthur's chief minister, which King Arthur sees as fair.
Twain continued to write and travel all across American and even to the Hawaiian Islands, as a reporter for the Sacramento Union.
George Hardy notes, "The final scenes of 'Connecticut Yankee' depict a mass horse attempting to storm a position defended by wire and machine guns—and getting massacred, none reaching their objective. Kay challenges him to a joustwhich is quickly lost by the unweaponed, unarmored Hank as he scuttles up a tree.
Twain had a particular dislike for Scott, blaming his kind of romanticizing of battle for the southern states ' deciding to fight the American Civil War. However, before he can free the king, a man enters their quarters in the dark. Hank has an idea to travel amongst the poor disguised as a peasant to find out how they truly live.
King Arthur joins him, but has extreme difficulty in acting like a peasant convincingly. Although they are saved by a nobleman's entourage, the same nobleman later arrests them and sells them into slavery. While in prison, he sends the boy he christens Clarence whose real name is Amyas le Poulet to inform the King that he will blot out the sun if he is executed.