"This is not merely a case of foreshadowing of loaded metaphors but rather crafting of MULTIDIRECTIONAL NARRATIVE circuirtry, a NETWORK so energized and "egalitarian" that we can no longer distinguish between tenor and vehicle, between CENTER AND PERIPHERY. Like the arterial organism, in which the ecosystem is such that blockage in the extremities is tantamount to blockage in the heart, so too Twain's novel astonishingly DEMOCRATIC and DECENTERED".