Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field/Kings in Their Birthday Suits
KINGS IN THEIR BIRTHDAY SUITS
Two things Mark Twain was especially concerned about—the success of his "Joan of Arc," which he considered his best work, and the possibility of getting King Leopold hanged.
Leopold and the Czar were his special bêtes noires. "I'd like to see these two fellows face their people naked except for their whiskers. Let them face public opinion in their birthday suits and see what will happen to them."