Second in the Riverworld Series (To Your Scattered Bodies -- more to come) in which Sam Clemens, a long time and place away from Hannibal, Mo., is traveling up river with other real (that is they were once)people -- Cyrano and Goering and primarily King John (Lackland). There's also one Joe Miller, Sam's blood brother, who lithps. This construct is designed to show that history repeats itself -- in the form of a revolt against King John. ""It'th that thimple."" And thtupid.