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From: Ted Ficklen <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 13:55:35 CDT
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Yes, thats interesting. I suppose in the old world sense, a royal court is
not something one would be "in" unless one were *of* the royal family, one
would merely *attend* the court, hence "at". However, Hank is not attending
the court so much as dropping in on it out of the blue, hence "in".
I prefer "in," really. Its sassier, perhaps less correct, less European.

Perhaps Penguin is trying to Europeanize Twain? Make him more "correct"?
Oh, perish!

(I agree with Beth on the illustrations, Penguin is the only cheap edition
that has 'em.)

Ted Ficklen
University of Missouri - St Louis