As they ride on - As they ride on, The Boss asks Sandy...

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Unformatted text preview: As they ride on, The Boss asks Sandy about these knights. She tells him, at great length, all she knows. He, however, cannot follow the tales, and he falls asleep in the middle of Sandy's ramblings. He lectures Sandy about how to tell a story; she listens to him patiently, and then she goes on to tell the story her way. As the day ends, Sandy's story is still unfinished, but they are approaching a large and impressive castle. One of Twain's most frequently used narrative techniques involves the innocent narrator taking a journey and encountering various adventures. In Life on the Mississippi , Roughing It , Huck Finn , Innocents Abroad , The Prince and the Pauper , and many other works, the concept of the narrator on a journey prevails. Here, we have the nineteenth-century Yankee traveling through sixth-century England, and his adventures are in the form of a series of contrasts. They are interesting reversals of England, and his adventures are in the form of a series of contrasts....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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