Joe Indites a Note to Biddy
7.5 x 4.8 inches
"Pip lay in bed watching Joe set about his letter. At the writing-table, pushed into a corner and cumbered with little bottles, he sat down to his great work, tucking up his sleeves as if he were going to wield a crowbar or a sledge-hammer" [A much condensed form of the text in Chapter 57 in which Furniss has curiously shifted the narrative point-of-view from first to third person.]
Dickens's Great Expectations, Library Edition, 441.
Caption by Philip V. Allingham
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