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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain
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In A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court, why does Sandy name their child Hello-Central?

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"Hello-Central" is a reference to a nineteenth-century telephone operator. Sandy chooses to give this somewhat bizarre name to her daughter because she hears her husband, Hank, use the phrase in his dreams as he still lives in the present when he sleeps. Note what the narrator tells us about how his daughter came to bear her name in Chapter 41:

In my dreams, along at...

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