The prisoner rose to his full, impressive height. His gaze, which before had struck me as shifty, was now straight and commanding. Impressively he spoke: "His name?" "His name," my father said of me, "is Prosper. In full, John Prosper Camilio Paleologus. Never more than one of us wears the surname of Constantine -- and he, not until he succeeds me as head of the house." "One name is enough for a king," said the prisoner, motioning to me with his hands. "Kneel, boy," my father commanded -- and there in the prison cell I knelt to be made monarch! Sir John Constantine, Memoirs of his Adventures at Home and Abroad and Particularly in the Island of Corsica: Beginning with the year 1756, is a historical novel full of adventure and humor "edited" by Cornish author Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, author of The Splendid Spur.