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August 6, 2021  

The Prince and the Pauper - Chapters XXVIII, XXIX, and XXX - Mark Twain

August 6, 2021

The Prince and the Pauper

Chapters XXVIII, XXIX, and XXX - Mark Twain

Meantime Miles was growing sufficiently tired of confinement and inaction.  But now his trial came on, to his great gratification, and he thought he could welcome any sentence provided a further imprisonment should not be a part of it.  But he was mistaken about that.  He was in a fine fury when he found himself described as a 'sturdy vagabond' and sentenced to sit two hours in the stocks for bearing that character and for assaulting the master of Hendon Hall.  His pretensions as to brothership with his prosecutor, and rightful heirship to the Hendon honours and estates, were left contemptuously unnoticed, as being not even worth examination.