Once he's back on the job - such as it is - Scoop is dispatched to Hannibal, Missouri to write about Mark Twain days. Familiarity with the texts is assumed.

Scoop does a flip-take here, and it's quite unusual - unlike the usual Jerry-on-the-job suspended revolution, he goes back on his hands. Which would hurt. Hard on the shoulders. The Flip-take is caused by the discovery that a random fellow is not a fictional character - something that also causes a star to appear over Scoop's head, like something that would guide Ant Magi to the birth of a new king.