In chapter 25
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Whereas in the beginning Hank merely dismissed King Arthur as the insubstantial figurehead of the kingdom, he now acknowledges the elements of Arthur's character that make him such a beloved figure. He says that he is "a wise and humane judge" who does best "according to his own lights," meaning according to the best that his training and circumstances allow him. The problem is not in the person of Arthur as the upholder of law, it is in the imperfect construction of the laws themselves that injustice lies. In is interesting that despite Twain's readiness to attack and villify so many elements of the Arthur legend, when it comes to the man himself he remains fairly orthodox. Even for cynical Twain, the Arthur of the old texts still embodies a courage, manliness and integrity that stand up to inspection.