The Bird of Prey by Marcus Stone. Wood engraving by Dalziel. 9.3 cm high x 15.2 cm wide. Illustration for Our Mutual Friend, Chapter One, "On The Look-Out," Authentic edition, facing p. 2. Periodical publication: Our Mutual Friend, May 1864. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]
'Keep her out, Lizzie. The tide runs strong here. Keep her well ahead of the sweep of it.'
The figures in this boat were those of a strong man with ragged grizzled hair and a sun-browned face, and a dark girl of nineteen or twenty, sufficiently like him to be recognisable as his daughter. The girl rowed, pulling a pair of sculls very easily; the man, with the rudder-lines slack in his hands, and his hands loose in his waistband, kept an eager look-out.
Trusting to the girl's skill and making no use of the rudder, he eyed the coming tide with absorbed attention. 
Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend. Illustrated by Marcus Stone. Volume 14 of the Authentic Edition. London: Chapman and Hall; New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 1901.
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