Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Book III, chapter 9 ("The Game Made")
The twenty-fifth installment of the novel appeared in Harper's Weekly (29 October 1859): 701-702; it had originally appeared in the UK on Saturday, 22 October in All the Year Round
This illustration depicts Mr. Lorry and Jerry Cruncher, positioned as they are as chapter begins: "While Sydney Carton and the Sheep of the prisons were in the adjoining dark room, speaking so low that not a sound was heard, Mr. Lorry looked at Jerry in considerable doubt and mistrust. That honest tradesman's manner of receiving the look, did not inspire confidence; he changed the leg on which he rested, as often as if he had fifty of those limbs, and were trying them all; he examined his finger-nails with a very questionable closeness of attention; and whenever Mr. Lorry's eye caught his, he was taken with that peculiar kind of short cough requiring the hollow of a hand before it, which is seldom, if ever, known to be an infirmity attendant on perfect openness of character."
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